Happy Saint David’s Day – Where the hell is Wales, anyway?

That’s the question that most Americans will ask as the inhabitants of Wales and all of its expatriates celebrate St David’s Day, today.

The answer, if you were to ask most Americans, would probably be, ‘isn’t that part of England?’ well, no, it certainly isn’t.

Many of my ancestors emigrated to America and it’s a shame that the majority of their descendants may not know of the beautiful land that their ancestors once came from.

Wales, or Cymru as it is in Welsh, is a country bordering with England and is part of the United Kingdom (or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to give it its proper title) along with England, Scotland and Northern Ireland and today, the 1st of March is St David’s Day.  Continue reading