Every year on the 3rd September is Welsh Rarebit Day. Welsh rarebit is a simple but very popular dish of toasted bread covered in a cheese sauce or melted cheese, mixed with mustard, spices or ale, and has been popular since the 1500s under the name of ‘caws pobi’, which is Welsh for toasted cheese.
So, the Welsh know a little thing or two about love, we have our own special hug, a cwtch, and our very own Valentine’s Day. Dydd Santes Dwynwen | St Dwynwen’s Day is celebrated every year on 25th January. Why wait until February when you can wish your partner ‘dwi’n dy garu di’ (I love you) a few weeks earlier?
National Cuddle Up Day falls on 6th January annually. January has some of the coldest temperatures of the year, it is a great excuse to warm up with those closest to you.
The word cwtch is the closest thing to the English equivalents’ ‘cuddle’, ‘snuggle’ and ‘hug’. However, it has a deeper meaning for the Welsh.