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St David’s Day

March 1, 2012 by staff 

St David’s Day, Welsh people at home and abroad have been celebrating St David’s Day.

School pupils across the nation marked the festivities by turning up to class in traditional dress, while soldiers fighting on the front line in Afghanistan marked the event by taking part in a leek eating competition.

In the US, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and wife Ann are to tuck in to specially delivered Welsh cakes. Miss Romney, whose family originally hails from Maesteg, has been serving them at her husband’s campaign across the country.

And the Prince of Wales is to present leeks to the Welsh Guards during a St David’s Day parade.

First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones used his annual March 1 message to reflect on the events of the past year – as well as looking ahead to 2012.

He said: “In March last year the people of Wales voted to grant further law making powers to the National Assembly. We are a proud, passionate and confident nation within the UK and the referendum vote showed this.

“Our national sport also took centre stage at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand and the Welsh team put in a fantastic display on and off the field.

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