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First Minister calls for ‘random acts of Welshness’ on St David’s Day

01 Mar 2022 2 minute read
Mark Drakeford. Welsh Government

The First Minister has called for “random acts of Welshness” on St David’s Day.

Mark Drakeford has urged the people of Wales to celebrate March 1 by doing a “little something to brighten up someone else’s day”.

In his St David’s Day message for 2022, he said he hopes that we can “leave the worst of the pandemic behind us” and said he wanted to “thank everyone for everything you’ve done to look after and protect one another.”


In his message, Mark Drakeford said: “Happy St David’s Day – Dydd Gwyl Ddewi hapus i chi.

“As we celebrate our national day, we’re also welcoming in the spring.

“It’s a time when nature’s colour starts to reappear after the long winter months.

“A time to look forward with hope for the future.

“This is especially true this year, as we hope to leave the worst of the pandemic behind us.

“It’s been a difficult two years during which we’ve all made sacrifices to keep each other safe.

“I want to thank everyone for everything you’ve done to look after and protect one another.

“As we move forward, we are working hard to create a stronger, fairer and greener Wales, in which no one is left behind.

“A country where people don’t have to choose between putting food on the table or heating their homes.

“A place where everyone is welcome.

And a Wales where our children can reach their dreams and ambitions, without thinking they have to move away to succeed.

“These are aims I’m sure St David would have agreed with.

“As we celebrate St David’s Day this year, wherever we are in the world, let’s all do a little something to brighten up someone else’s day.

“We can call them random acts of Welshness!

“Mwynhewch – enjoy the celebrations.

“Dydd Gwyl Ddewi hapus i chi.”

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Dai Rob
Dai Rob
2 years ago

Da iawn Drakes! Same to you!
I’m not a labour voter, but I do like Drakeford. A geninely nice man, and obviously a tough politician, who has made decisions over the last 2 years, for the benefit of the people in Wales, even when those decisions are not politically popular.

Everything that Bojo & the vast majority of Westminster is not.

Nobby Tart
Nobby Tart
2 years ago

Today I am going to eat a chicken curry, half rice, half chips.

Ed Jones
Ed Jones
2 years ago

Diolch Mark, enjoy your cacen gri (Welsh cakes for non Gogs!), I am just about to – a small act of kindness to myself!

Rick N
Rick N
2 years ago

A difficult 2 yrs yes but not for the UK tory govt who básically ignored their own advice and carried on with knees ups whenever they wished.

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