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January 25th St Dwynwen’s Day Wales own version of Valentine’s Day

January 25th St Dwynwen’s Day Wales own version of Valentine’s Day

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Fall in love with St Dwynwen’s Day. It’s Wales' very own version of St Valentine’s Day. Falling on January 25th , people exchange cards and gifts, gaze lovingly into each other’s eyes over candlelit dinners, take long walks on deserted beaches.  Who was St Dwynwen? A 4th-century Welsh princess who lived in what is now the Brecon Beacons National Park. Dwynwen was unlucky in love, so she became a nun and prayed that true lovers have better luck than she did. We celebrate St Dwynwen’s Day – 25 January – in much the same way as people mark St Valentine’s Day on 14 February. How did she become the Welsh patron saint of lovers? Dwynwen was the prettiest of King Brychan Brycheiniog’s 24 daughters. She fell in love with a local lad called Maelon Dafodrill, but King Brychan had