23/02/2014

St David's Day in Aberystwyth




After the phenomenal success of last year's St David's Day Parade in Aberystwyth, the calendar dictates that this year's event will be on a Saturday, giving a different feel. The parade will leave from the Clock Tower at the top of Great Darkgate Street at 1pm. Should be good.

10 comments:

  1. What's the point? Most people in Cardiganshire don't regard themselves as Welsh (see census).

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  2. The parade in Aber was a huge success last year and we're expecting something similar again. It's a long time since I've heard anyone use the term 'Cardiganshire'.

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  3. Anon - yes, you're right.

    We should just accept that the indigenous language and culture is being drowned by people moving here, many of whom have absolutely no interest nor intention of learning, appreciating Welsh language and culture or making any personal concessions to it.

    The technical term for this is colonialism.

    You're a colonialist.

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  4. Why should they have an interest in what is now a minority language?

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  5. Yes we are colonists but are also the majority in OUR village.

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  6. Bit surprised that this modest little blog post has attracted these attitudes. The Aberystwyth St David's Day parade is for anyone who wants to celebrate Wales in all its wondrousness, regardless of place of birth, languages spoken or anything else. By the way, it's often said that a measure of a civilisation is how it treats its minorities.

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  7. Perhaps it can be suggested that our presence is finally civilizing the backwoods of England. A minority and a fading one, you most certainly are.

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  8. We don't want to 'celebrate Wales in all its wondrousness'. I live in the Teifi valley and except for a few old stalwarst, who frankly are an embarrassment, the language of the village is English. This is Britain/England and we have won. Let it go.

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  9. Perhaps it's time to stop accepting anonymous comments?

    Trolls gonna troll.

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  10. Nic,
    Comments like the one before yours certainly make me think about it! However I'm not a censor by nature and I've generally taken the stance of accepting all comments unless something potentially transgresses the law, which has only happened occasionally. Seeing these views expressed helps us to see what we're up against and hopefully exposes how crazy they actually are. The attitude displayed in that last one for example would be completely unacceptable in any community in the world.

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