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Bangors of the world – in Wales, Ireland, Tasmania and the USA – to unite for St. David’s Day

20 Feb 2021 2 minute read
Bangor High Street. Llun gan Denis Egan (CC BY 2.0)

The city of Bangor in Wales will team up with its namesakes across the world – in Ireland, Tasmania and the USA – to celebrate St. David’s Day.

Bangor in Gwynedd will join up with the Bangors of County Down in Northern Ireland, Launceston in Tasmania, and the two in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania in the United States for the event.

The organisers said that the virtual session will “give individuals the opportunity to enjoy and learn more about the Welsh celebration and the patron saint of Wales”.

“Organisers hope that the links between Bangor, Gwynedd and the other Bangor’s will provide a golden opportunity to build friendships over the next few years by doing the small things together.”

The St. David’s Day events will take place between 24 February and 5 March 2021, in a series of live and virtual events organised jointly by a number of organisations in the city.

Mair Rowlands, Chair of Menter Iaith Bangor and a Councillor on Bangor City Council said: “2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, and while it is difficult to organise any face-to-face events at such a time, we felt that this was an opportunity for us to evolve as a festival and offer some hope and joy during the most recent lockdown period.

“So this year the festival is moving more online so everyone can join in the fun from home, sofa or dance to a virtual gig in their kitchen!”

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