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    Test Your Welsh on Saint David’s Day

    The 1st March is a celebration in Wales of St David, the patron saint. Although it has been more than 1400 years since the days of St David, the Welsh sense of culture and pride hasn’t dulled for a day. Legends There are many legends regarding the humble St David, none more linked to his patriotism than during the battle of the Welsh against the Saxons. With Wales losing the battle and confusion on the field with who was who, a monk suggested that all Welsh pull a leek from the ground and wear it on their helmets. The soldiers did (probably thinking this is a bit weird but anyway)…

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    Travel: Advice

    The Year Of Indigenous Languages – A Personal Challenge

    This year, UNESCO has is placing considerable emphasis on the importance of indigenous languages as part of cultural heritage. So much so, that they have named 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Language is more than just communication; it is a crucial aspect of cultural identity. Sadly, many of these languages are under threat. In a previous post (below), I mentioned that there are 2680 languages listed as vulnerable throughout the world and 9 of these are native to the UK. I suppose given that I didn’t even realise some of these languages existed that they are vulnerable. https://jeffersadventures.com/travel-tips/travel-features/british-languages/ Alderney FrenchCornishGuernsey FrenchIrishJersey FrenchManxScotsScottish GaelicWelsh The nine languages listed…