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22 February 2017

Wrexham St David’s Day Celebrations

In a little more than a week’s time there will be numerous celebrations across Wales to celebrate our Patron Saint, St David on March the 1st, and there will be plenty of opportunity locally to join in the fun. Wrexham will again stage a parade through the town centre followed by entertainment in Queen’s Square to celebrate the Patron Saint of Wales’ special day, organised again this year by Menter Iaith Maelor in partnership with Wrexham County Borough Council. This has become a firm fixture in the calendar in recent years with hundreds turning out on the streets to cheer the parade on.

This year’s St David’s Day celebrations will take place in Wrexham town centre on Wednesday March 1st. Everyone is welcome to take part in the parade which will assemble outside the Guildhall from 12.30pm before starting at 1.00pm (sharp!). Under the leadership of Band Cambria, the parade will make it’s way through the town ending in Queen’s Square where pupils of local schools will perform and where everyone will have an opportunity to join in the singing of Calon Lân and the National Anthem of Wales to the accompaniment of the Wrexham County Senior Brass Band (lead by Steve Atherton). You can of course also join in at any point along the route.

The Chief Officer of Menter Iaith Maelor, Gill Stephen, said:

“We would encourage anybody who would like to join our parade, such as local schools, societies or youth clubs, to get in touch with us. There is a very warm welcome to join the parade. We also hope to build on the success of last year’s ‘best dressed window’ competition by getting even more local businesses involved, we can be contacted for a free pack to help them get started.”

Anyone interested in getting involved in the parade or the window competition should contact Menter Iaith Maelor’s Gwen Smith on 01978 363791 or email gwen@mentermaelor.cymru