March 1st. Dydd Gwyl Dewi. St. David’s Day. The patron saint of Wales. The sun is shining. What a great day to be Welsh.
Even Google is getting in on the act.
In fact, what better day to ask a question – What is ‘Welsh’.
What is it that makes me inherently (and if you’ve ever met me, obviously) Welsh, and not English or British or whatever?
I’d like to first set out my biases – I’m Welsh, I was born in Wales (in St. Asaph/Llanelwy) and raised in Wales (Rhyl). I was taught through the Welsh language, from the age of 2 at Ysgol Dewi Sant in Rhyl, until graduating from the excellent Ysgol Uwchradd Glan Clwyd in Llanelwy at the age of 18. I am a proud and passionate Welshman.
I have no idea what it means to be Welsh.
I don’t want to distinguish myself in terms…
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