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St David’s Day 2015

Message from the Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales to mark St David’s Day 2015.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

St David’s Day is on Sunday, 1 March
St David’s Day is on Sunday, 1 March

Dymuniadau gorau o Gymru i’n ffrindiau ar draws y Byd ar ddiwrnod ein nawdd sant Dewi. May I send my warmest wishes from Wales to our friends across the World this St David’s Day.

It’s been an eventful year for Wales. Last September we saw the largest gathering of Heads of Government ever to take place on British soil when the NATO Summit came to Newport.

In sport, the Welsh team brought home a record 36 medals from last summer’s Commonwealth Games and Cardiff hosted the UEFA Super Cup. When it comes to delivering major sporting events, Wales has built a reputation as a real safe pair of hands.

This year we are marking the 150th anniversary of the landing of the Mimosa in Patagonia. Patagonia is one of many parts of the World where Welsh communities have thrived and the Welsh identity remains strong.

In Wales, we’re proud to be an outward-looking nation. The number of visitors to Wales from overseas increased by 14% in the first 9 months of last year, and we’ve just posted our best foreign inward investment figures for nearly a quarter of a century. In years to come I hope we can work together across national boundaries more than ever before.

Wherever you are in the World, have an enjoyable St David’s Day. Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus i chi gyd!

Published 28 February 2015