Bangor organisations and communities come together to celebrate St David’s Day.
22nd February – 3rd March 2019
This year, some of Bangor’s largest organisations are coming together to celebrate Wales’ patron saint by organising a whole week of events and activities over February Half Term.
Bangor Celebrating St David’s Day 2019 is a collaboration between Pontio, Menter Iaith Bangor, Penrhyn Castle, Storiel, Capel Berea Newydd, Learn Welsh North West and the Bangor Cathedral and will include a varied line up of events for all tastes in different locations across the city.
These will include music, performance, art, gardening, science and history talks and lectures, family events, a quiz for Welsh learners, showings of popular children’s television programme Deian a Loli and theatrical performances.
As well as individual events, local businesses and shops are encouraged to show their support and get into the festival spirit by taking part in a St. David’s Day window display competition. The festival atmosphere continues on Saturday 2nd March as a grand procession takes place through the High Street to celebrate St David’s Day, lead by the Beaumaris Brass Band.
John Wyn Jones, Bangor Mayor and Chairman of Menter Iaith Bangor, explains how this new partnership will raise the profile of this yearly celebration by promoting our unique Welsh culture heritage amongst the Bangor residents and visitors alike:
“Over the years the St David’s Day celebrations in Bangor have gone from strength to strength and it’s amazing to see so many organizations and groups come on board this year to organize and promote an amazing amount of events to celebrate St David’s Day, our Welshness, the Welsh language and the nation’s culture.
“The events will be an amazing chance for locals and visitors alike to come together and celebrate as one big community – to create a sense of pride in our Welshness and encourage people to socialise in Welsh or learn the language.”