The saintly month of March begins tomorrow with St. David’s Day setting the stage for St. Katharine Drexel on March 3, Sts. Perpetua and Felicity on March 7, John of God on March 8, Patrick and a dear favorite of mine, St. Gertrude on March 17, Cyril of Jerusalem on March 18 and Joseph on March 19.
Though St. David’s Day is little celebrated in our area, it remains a national holiday in the holy man’s native Wales of which he is the patron saint, as you can read in last year’s post: http://keepingthefeast.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/for-st-davids-day-welsh-rabbit-and-leeks/
And truth be told, from the entries in KTF over the last year, it seems that folks in these parts are interested in him. Hardly a week went by without more than a few foodies looking up that post. So, visit again and enjoy the day.
While you’re at it, please visit http://welshfoodie.com/ which remains a recipe rich memorial to it’s founder, R. Kenneth “Ken” Thorne, who died on March 21, 2009, while on a visit to his native land. You’ll find there a testament to someone with an obvious love for Welsh culture and cuisine and some memorable recipes too.
Also, you may want to visit http://sucs.org/~rhys/stdavid.html for more information on St. David and his feast day.