Dydd Santes Dwynwen Hapus!
To celebrate Dydd Santes Dwynwen this year on the 25th of January we are having a sale on all Welsh jewellery items and engagement rings! You can get 15% off these selected items online using code SANTES15 from now until midnight on the 25th of January.
What is Dydd Santes Dwynwen?
Dydd Santes Dwynwen celebrates the history of St Dwynwen who was a fourth-century Welsh princess who lived in what is now the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Dwynwen was the prettiest of King Brychan Brycheiniog's 24 daughters. She fell in love with Maelon Dafodrill, but King Brychan had already arranged for her to marry another prince. Maelon took the news badly, so the distraught Dwynwen fled to the woods to weep, and begged God to help her. She was visited by an angel who gave her a sweet potion to help her forget Maelon, which happened to turn him into a block of ice.
God then granted Dwynwen three wishes. Her first wish was that Maelon be thawed; her second wish was for God to help all true lovers; her third wish was that she would never marry. In gratitude, Dwynwen became a nun and set up a convent on Llanddwyn Island, a beautiful little spot on Anglesey. Her name means, 'she who leads a blessed life'.
We celebrate Dydd Santes Dwynwen just like Valentine's Day so we exchange cards and gifts, take time out for loved ones and carve lovespoons.