Titanic

The film Titanic became the first film to gross over $1 billion worldwide On 1 March 1998. The picture featured a fictional romance story between two Doomed young lovers from different social classes named Rose dewitt Buttaker and Jack Dawson, who meet and fall in love on board the ill fated luxury ocean liner RMS Titanic during it’s maiden (and unfortunately final) voyage in April 1912.

Titanic was directed by James Cameron and starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, Victor Garber, Danny Nucci, David Warner, Suzy Amis, and Bill Paxton. It received 14 Oscar nominations (tied with All About Eve) at the 1998 Academy Awards. It won 11 Oscars (also tying the record for most Oscar wins with Ben-Hur and  The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), including: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Original Dramatic Score, Best Original Song. Upon receiving the Best Director Oscar

Cameron’s budget for the film reached about $200 million, making it the most expensive movie ever made at the time. Titanic went on to gross more than $1 billion worldwide and remained the highest-grossing film since 1998, until James Cameron’s 2009 science fiction film Avatar surpassed it in 2010.

International, National, Holidays and Events happening on 1 March

ZERO DISCRIMINATION DAY

Zero Discrimination Day takes place annually on 1 March to promote equality before the law and in practice throughout all of the member countries of the United Nations. The day was first celebrated on March 1, 2014, and was launched by UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé on 27 February of that year with a major event in Beijing. In February 2017, UNAIDS called on people to ‘make some noise around zero discrimination, to speak up and prevent discrimination from standing in the way of achieving ambitions, goals and dreams.

UNAIDS is the The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) and is the main advocate for accelerated, comprehensive and coordinated global action on the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The agency promotes the GIPA principle (greater involvement of people living with HIV) formulated in 1994, and endorsed by the United Nations in 2001 and 2006. The mission of UNAIDS is to lead, strengthen and support an expanded response to HIV and AIDS that includes preventing transmission of HIV, providing care and support to those already living with the virus, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV and alleviating the impact of the epidemic. UNAIDS seeks to prevent the HIV/AIDS epidemic from becoming a severe pandemic. The main goals of UNAIDS are:

  • Leadership and advocacy for effective action on the pandemic;
  • Strategic information and technical support to guide efforts against AIDS worldwide;
  • Tracking, monitoring and evaluation of the pandemic and of responses to it;
  • Civil society engagement and the development of strategic partnerships;
  • Mobilization of resources to support an effective response.

UNAIDS headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland, where it shares some site facilities with the World Health Organization. It is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its first executive director was Peter Piot; Michel Sidibé currently leads UNAIDS; however, he offered his resignation on 13 December 2018 following an expert report on sexual harassment in the agency that criticized his “defective leadership” and fostering a work environment that tolerated bullying and a culture of fear among the staff. Zero Discrimination day is particularly noted by organisations like UNAIDS that combat discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS. “HIV related stigma and discrimination is pervasive and exists in almost every part of the world. The UNDP also paid tribute in 2017 to LGBTI people with HIV/AIDS who face discrimination. Campaigners in India have used the occasion to speak out against laws that make discrimination against the LGBTI community more likely, especially Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises homosexuality. In 2015, Armenian Americans in California held a ‘die-in’ on Zero Discrimination Day to remember the victims of the Armenian Genocide.


WORLD COMPLIMENT DAY

World Compliment day takes place annually on 1 March. A compliment is an expression of praise, congratulation or encouragement. It was Started in the Netherlands in 2001 by Hans Poortvliet as a means to address the basic human need for recognition and appreciation. If a compliment is truly altruistic Nobody wins commercially, but everybody gains emotionally and although A sincere and personal compliment costs nothing, the impact on the recipient can be huge.


PEACE CORPS DAY

Peace Corps day takes place annually on 1 March to commemorate the anniversary of the establishment of the Peace Corps by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961. The Peace Corps is a volunteer program run by the United States government. Its official mission is to provide social and economic development abroad through technical assistance, while promoting mutual understanding between Americans and populations served. Peace Corps Volunteers are American citizens, typically with a college degree, who work abroad for a period of two years after three months of training. Volunteers work with governments, schools, non-profit organizations, non-government organizations, and entrepreneurs in education, business, information technology, agriculture, and the environment. After 24 months of service, volunteers can request an extension of service. The Peace Corps was established with the following aims:

“To promote world peace and friendship through a Peace Corps, which shall make available to interested countries and areas men and women of the United States qualified for service abroad and willing to serve, under conditions of hardship if necessary, to help the peoples of such countries and areas in meeting their needs for trained manpower.”

Since its inception, more than 235,000 Americans have joined the Peace Corps and served in 141 countries The Peace Corps shows “the willingness of Americans to work at the grassroots level in order to help underdeveloped countries meet their needs”. The Peace Corps has affected the way people of other countries view Americans, how Americans view other countries, and how Americans view their own country

Although the earliest volunteers were typically thought of as generalists, the Peace Corps had requests for technical personnel from the start. For example, geologists were among the first volunteers requested by Ghana, an early volunteer host. An article in Geotimes (a trade publication) in 1963, reviewed the program, with a follow-up history of Peace Corps geoscientists appearing in that publication in 2004. During the Nixon Administration the Peace Corps included foresters, computer scientists, and small business advisors among its volunteers.

In 1982, President Ronald Reagan appointed director Loret Miller Ruppe, who initiated business-related programs. For the first time, a significant number of conservative and Republican volunteers joined the Corps, as the organization continued to reflect the evolving political and social conditions in the United States. Funding cuts during the early 1980s reduced the number of volunteers to 5,380, its lowest level since the early years. Funding increased in 1985, when Congress began raising the number of volunteers, reaching 10,000 in 1992.

Following the 2001 September 11 attacks, which alerted the U.S. to growing anti-U.S. sentiment in the Middle East, President George W. Bush pledged to double the size of the organization within five years as a part of the War on Terrorism. For the 2004 fiscal year, Congress increased the budget to US$325 million, US$30 million above that of 2003 but US$30 million below the President’s request.

As part of an economic stimulus package in 2008, President Barack Obama proposed to double the size of the Peace Corps. However, as of 2010, the amount requested was insufficient to reach this goal by 2011. In fact, the number of applicants to the Peace Corps declined steadily from a high of 15,384 in 2009 to 10,118 in 2010. According to former director Gaddi Vasquez, the Peace Corps is trying to recruit more diverse volunteers of different ages and make it look “more like America”. A Harvard International Review article from 2007 proposed to expand the Peace Corps, revisit its mission, and equip it with new technology.

However being in the Peace Corps is not for the faint hearted In 2009, Casey Frazee, was sexually assaulted while serving in South Africa, as a response she created First Response Action, an advocacy group for a stronger Peace Corps response for volunteers who are survivors or victims of physical and sexual violence. In 2010, concerns about the safety of volunteers were also illustrated by a report, compiled from official public documents, listing hundreds of violent crimes against Peace Corps volunteers since 1989.


National Pig Day
Beer Day
National Black Women in Jazz and the Arts Day
National Fruit Compote Day
National Horse Protection Day
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
Plan a Solo Vacation Day
Refired Not Retired Day

World Civil Defence Day

World Civil Defence day is a worldwide observance which takes place annually on 1st March. Civil defence or civil protection is described as an effort to protect the citizens of a state (generally non-combatants) from military attack by means of emergency operations, prevention, mitigation, preparation, response, or emergency evacuation and recovery, and World Civil Defence Day, was set up on March 1 to commemorate the implementation of the ICDO (International Civil Defence Organisation) constitution in 1972. Which was put in place As the threat of wars, aerial bombardment and Nuclear War grew. World Civil Defence Day has two main purposes:

To Raise awareness in the public of the importance of Civil Protection and inform people about the preventative and self protection measures in place in the event of accidents or disasters;
To pay tribute to the efforts, sacrifices and accomplishments made by all members of the national services who have worked to protect civilians in the event of accidents, war or disasters.
During the day a variety of national events: colloquies, conferences, radio and television debates, open days, disaster prevention and simulation exercises may be organised to raise awareness of the development of civil protection structures and of the technical facilities currently available. Since the end of the Cold War, the focus of civil defense has largely shifted from military attack to emergencies and disasters in general. Civil Defence includes things like crisis management, emergency management, emergency preparedness, contingency planning, emergency services, and civil protection.

In some countries, civil defense is seen as a key part of “total defense”. For example in Sweden, the Swedish word totalförsvar refers to the commitment of a wide range of resources of the nation to its defense – including to civil protection. Respectively, some countries (notably the Soviet Union) may have or have had military-organized civil defense units (Civil Defense Troops) as part of their armed forces or as a paramilitary service.

Self Injury Awareness Day

Self-injury Awareness Day (SIAD) is a grassroots annual global awareness event / campaign which takes place annually on March 1, to raise public awareness concerning the issue of self-harm and self-injury, to encourage people to open up about their own experiences with self-harm, and to inform people concerning the help that is available from various awareness organizations towards preventing self-harm

Self-harm, also known as self-injury, is defined as the intentional, direct injuring of body tissue, done without suicidal intentions. Other terms such as cutting and self-mutilation have been used for any self-harming behavior regardless of suicidal intent. The most common form of self-harm is using a sharp object to cut one’s skin. Other forms include behaviour such as burning, scratching, or hitting body parts. While older definitions included behaviour such as interfering with wound healing, excessive skin picking (dermatillomania), hair pulling (trichotillomania) and the ingestion of toxic substances or objects as self-harm, in current terminology those are differentiated from the term self-harm.

Behaviours associated with substance abuse and eating disorders are not considered self-harm because the resulting tissue damage is ordinarily an unintentional side effect. Although suicide is not the intention of self-harm, the relationship between self-harm and suicide is complex, as self-harming behaviour may be potentially life-threatening. There is also an increased risk of suicide in individuals who self-harm and self-harm is found in 40–60% of suicides. However, generalising individuals who self-harm to be suicidal is, in the majority of cases, inaccurate.

The desire to self-harm can be a common symptom of depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia or many other mental health issues. Self-harm can also occur in high-functioning individuals who have no underlying mental health diagnosis. The motivations for self-harm vary. Some use it as a coping mechanism to provide temporary relief of intense feelings such as anxiety, depression, stress, emotional numbness, or a sense of failure. Self-harm is often associated with a history of trauma, including emotional and sexual abuse. There are a number of different methods that can be used to treat self-harm and which concentrate on either treating the underlying causes or on treating the behaviour itself. When self-harm is associated with depression, antidepressant drugs and therapy may be used. Other approaches involve avoidance techniques, which focus on keeping the individual occupied with other activities, or replacing the act of self-harm with safer methods that do not lead to permanent damage.

In 2013, about 3.3 million cases of self-harm occurred globally. Self-harm is most common between the ages of 12 and 24. Self-harm is more common in females than males with this risk being fives times greater in the 12–15 age group. Self-harm in childhood is relatively rare but the rate has been increasing since the 1980s. Self-harm can also occur in the elderly population. The risk of serious injury and suicide is higher in older people who self-harm. Captive animals, such as birds and monkeys, are also known to participate in self-harming behaviour.

During Self injury awareness day Some people wear an orange awareness ribbon, write “LOVE” on their arms, draw a butterfly on their wrists in awareness of “the Butterfly Project” wristband or beaded bracelet to encourage awareness of self-harm. The goal of the people who observe SIAD is to break down the common stereotypes surrounding self-harm and to educate medical professionals about the condition.

Roger Daltrey (The Who) CBE

Charismatic English singer, musician, songwriter for the Who, Roger Daltrey CBE, was born 1st March 1944 in London. He lived in Acton, with fellow Who members Pete Townshend and John Entwistle. Daltry attended Victoria Primary School and then Acton County Grammar School for Boys along with Pete Townshend and John Entwistle. He showed academic promise in the English state school system, ranking at the top of his class on the eleven plus examination that led to his enrollment at the Acton County Grammar School. His parents hoped he would eventually continue on to study at university, but Daltrey turned out to be a self-described “school rebel” and developed a dedicated interest in the emerging rock and roll music scene instead. He made his first guitar from a block of wood, a cherry red Strat copy, and joined an existing skiffle band called the Detours in need of a lead singer and guitarist. When his father bought him an Epiphone guitar in 1959, he became the lead guitarist for the band and soon afterwards was expelled from school for smoking.

He invited schoolmate John Entwistle to play bass in the band, and on the advice of Entwistle, invited Pete Townshend to play guitar.the band consisted of Daltrey on lead guitar, Pete Townshend on rhythm guitar, John Entwistle on bass, Doug Sandom on drums and Colin Dawson on lead vocals. After Colin Dawson left the band, Daltrey switched to vocals and played harmonica as well, while Townshend became the lead guitarist. In 1964 drummer Doug Sandom left the band, eventually being replaced by Keith Moon. the band had their first hit single and record deal in early 1965, and Townshend began writing original material. Daltrey was asked to leave the band in late 1965 after he beat up drummer Keith Moon for supplying drugs to Townshend and Entwistle. Daltrey was admitted back to the band shortly afterwards providing there would be no more violent outbursts or assaults.

The band’s second single, “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere” was written by Daltrey and Townshend and helped Townshend develop into one of rock’s most accomplished composers, and gained Daltrey an equally vaunted reputation as a powerful vocalist and highly energetic frontman. By 1973, Daltrey was also experiencing considerable success with his solo projects, he went on to release eight solo albums. He also had great success with his acting roles in films like Who’s Next, and Quadrophenia and Tommy, in which he played the lead. Daltrey became the face and voice of the band as they defined themselves as the ultimate rebels in a generation of change. was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for “Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture” for Tommy. The Who continued performing after the death of Drummer Keith Moon in 1978, but tension continued as Daltrey felt new drummer Kenney Jones was the wrong choice for the Who. In 1980 Daltrey completed a drama called McVicar about British bank robber John McVicar. with other members of the band.

The Who Isle of Wight Festival 1970 http://youtu.be/pTcA3OCLlqI

Unfortunately Daltry’s relations with Townshend deteriorated until the Who retired from active touring in 1982. So Daltrey turned to working as an actor, completing such high profile projects as The Beggar’s Opera and The Comedy of Errors, The Hunting of the Snark, The Little Match Girl, Buddy’s Song, and Mack the Knife In 1991 he received a Grammy Award. However the remaining members of The band continue to work together sporadically, reuniting for the Live Aid concert, recording songs for Daltrey’s solo album Under a Raging Moon and Townshend’s solo album Iron Man. and returning in 1989 with their 25th Anniversary Tour, which was also the 20th anniversary of the rock opera Tommy. The tour featured a large backing band and guest appearances by Steve Winwood, Patti LaBelle, Phil Collins, Elton John, and Billy Idol. In 1993 Daltrey also performed as a guest on the Chieftains’ recording of Irish Evening: Live at the Grand Opera House which won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album and In 1994 Daltrey performed a two-night spectacular at Carnegie Hall titled A Celebration: The Music of Pete Townshend and The Who, and popularly called Daltrey Sings Townshend. which also featured Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, Eddie Vedder, Sinéad O’Connor, Lou Reed, David Sanborn, Alice Cooper, Linda Perry, The Chieftains and others as special guests. The event was followed by a major tour financed by Daltrey and including John Entwistle on bass, Zak Starkey on drums and Simon Townshend on guitar which also reignited interest in Tommy which toured again in 1996-1997.

In 1996 Pete Townshend was also approached to produce Quadrophenia for The Prince’s Trust concert at Hyde Park, London. The opera was performed with a large backing band, including John Entwistle on bass, Pete Townshend on acoustic guitar and vocals, Zak Starkey on drums, Rabbit Bundrick and Jon Carin on keyboards, Simon Townshend on guitar and special guests including David Gilmour, Adrian Edmondson and Trevor McDonald. Afterward, Townshend decided to take the production on tour in 1996-1997 as The Who. The band also completed a brief tour in 2004. Then In 2006, they released their first studio album of new material in twenty-four years, Endless Wire, and The band also completed a world tour in 2006-2007 to support this album and also Appeared at the Glastonbury Festival. In February 2010, Townshend and Daltrey, performed the halftime show at Super Bowl XLIV and In March 2010, Townshend and Daltrey, along with an extensive backing band, performed Quadrophenia at the Royal Albert Hall in London as a tenth anniversary charity benefit for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

During his long career Daltry has also garnered many accolades. In 2001 Daltrey received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding artistic significance in music. In 1990 Daltrey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio as a member of The Who. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame also included three songs that Daltrey recorded with The Who on the list of 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, including: “My Generation”, “Go to the Mirror Boy”, and “Baba O’Riley”. In 2005 Daltrey received a British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors Gold Badge Award for special and lasting contributions to the British entertainment industry. Roger Daltrey also supports many charities & In 2003, Daltrey was honoured by Time magazine as a European Hero for his work with the Teenage Cancer Trust and other charities.

Daltrey was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to Music, the Entertainment Industry, and Charity In the New Year’s Honours List 2004. He is also supporter of the Countryside Alliance and has played concerts to raise funds for the organisation. As a member of The Who, Daltrey was inducted in 2005 into the UK Music Hall of Fame.In December 2008, he and Pete Townshend received America’s most prestigious cultural awards – the 31st annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. Daltrey also received the James Joyce Award from the Literary and Historical Society of University College Dublin for outstanding success in the music field, The Steiger Award (Germany) for excellence in music and the Classic Album Award for Quadrophenia from The Classic Rock and Roll Awards in 2011.

National Pig Day

National Pig Day is an event held annually on March 1 in the United States to celebrate the pig. The holiday celebration was started in 1972 by sisters Ellen Stanley, a teacher in Lubbock, Texas, and Mary Lynne Rave of Beaufort, North Carolina. According to Rave the purpose of National Pig Day is “to accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man’s most intellectual and domesticated animals.”The holiday is most often celebrated in the Midwest. National Pig Day includes events at zoos, schools,nursing homes, and sporting events around the United States. It is also recognized at “pig parties” where pink pig punch and pork delicacies are served, and pink ribbon pigtails are tied around trees in the pigs’ honor.According to Chase’s Calendar of Events, National Pig Day is on the same day as pseudo-holidays Share a Smile day and Peanut Butter Lover’s day.The question of whether the holiday is a time to honor pigs by “giving them a break” or to appreciate their offerings (spare ribs, bacon and ham) is an open question.

In Lexington, Kentucky, a nursing home celebrated National Pig Day with a porcine parade that included a display of pig collectibles such as porcelain pigs, pig potholders, piggy banks, and pigs made from calico and cross-stitches, as well as a real-life Vietnamese potbellied pig named Stella who “hogged the day. In the Lehigh Valley, National Pig Day in 2008 was honored with single-game tickets to the IronPigs’ 73 home games at Coca-Cola Park, including the IronPigs-Philadelphia Phillies exhibition and Opening Day, going on sale to the general public. the celebration was described as a “sporktacular” day in franchise history by the team’s General Manager Kurt Landes who said, “We look forward to doing our part in making National Pig Day an openly celebrated date in the Lehigh Valley!” Highlights of the National Pig Day also included plans for a pig roast featuring complimentary food and beverages, appearances by the Iron Pigs mascot Ferrous, and a variety of activities for children including pig crafts, Iron Pigs tattoos, and a chance to pin the tail on Ferrous. In Illinois the celebration of the “often disrespected species” is done with “good reason”: the pork industry contributes $1.9 billion to the state’s economy.

When National Pig Day coincided with the Year of the Pig in 2007, described as a porcine nexus, Illinoisans watched a 50 lb (23 kg) miniature pig named Pinto from the Yucatan display sporting abilities (guiding a ball into a soccer net and using his snout to push a basketball up a ramp into a hoop) at the Brookfield Zoo and many fans donned pig snouts and caps for the festivities and parade. A handbook for first year teachers includes National Pig Day as a seasonal activity and recommends cooking bacon, making BLTs, and discussing where pork chops come from.At the Tisch Children’s Zoo in New York’s Central Park, National Pig Day is usually celebrated with the help of pot-bellied pigs. In 1998, two nine-month old piglets named Thelma and Louise and their 185-pound companion named Speedy greeted visitors, while the children’s zoo also held a “snort off” competition for children. in 2009, the Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs at the zoo were named Oliver and Otis; they were reported to have “hammed it up and stole the show at the seventh annual National Pig Day celebration at the Children’s Zoo,” though, in general, reviews of the pigs were mixed.

On Long Island a family gives their pot-bellied pig a special treat, refrains from eating pork and prepares a special National Pig Day meal. At the Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank, the Cornell Cooperative Extension celebrated National Pig Day by sponsoring a pig program. Families visited farm pigs where “the piglet cuddled today will soon grow to 220 pounds and wind up in ‘hog heaven.’” The meat from the farm is fed to the inmates at the Suffolk County Jail, “so it was a strange day viewing pigs as if they were in a zoo, but knowing that their time was limited… except, of course, for the stud pigs, or boars, and their ladies-in-waiting, the sows. Many porcine characters from popular culture such as  Babe, Miss Piggy and Porky Pig were  honored and interesting porcine facts such as: the world’s largest pig weighed 2,660 pounds, and pigs sailed with Christopher Columbus were also presented.

Saint David’s Day

Saint David’s Day takes place annually on 1 March. Saint David is the patron Saint of Wales and This day was chosen because tradition holds that he died on 1 March 589. The date was declared a national day of celebration within Wales in the 18th century. St. David (Welsh: Dewi Sant) was born towards the end of the fifth century. He was a scion of the royal house of Ceredigion, and founded a Celtic monastic community at Glyn Rhosyn (The Vale of Roses) on the western headland of Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro), at the spot where St David’s Cathedral stands today. David’s fame as a teacher and ascetic spread throughout the Celtic world. His foundation at Glyn Rhosin became an important Christian shrine, and the most important centre in Wales. The date of Dewi Sant’s death is recorded as 1 March, but the year is uncertain – possibly 588. As his tearful monks prepared for his death St David uttered these words: ‘Brothers be ye constant. The yoke which with single mind ye have taken, bear ye to the end; and whatsoever ye have seen with me and heard, keep and fulfil’.

For centuries, 1st March has been a national festival. St David was recognised as a national patron saint at the height of Welsh resistance to the Normans. St David’s day was celebrated by Welsh throughout their migration, colonization, and settlement of the British Empire including the British colonization of America and British colonization of Africa, and the Colonization of Australia. Thus, from London, England, to Dublin, Ireland, to New York City, New York, to Sydney, Australia, to Durban, South Africa, ever since the establishment of the British Empire around the globe and the Welsh diaspora, Saint David’s Day has been celebrated. Indeed, the 17th century diarist Samuel Pepys noted how Welsh celebrations in London for St David’s day would spark parades in costumes and dragon, with pipes, drinks and confectioners producing ‘Taffies’ – gingerbread figures. St David’s Day is celebrated by Welsh societies throughout the world with dinners, parties, eisteddfodau (recitals Singing and concerts).

Additionally, various Welsh Regiments of the British Army utilize aspects of Saint David’s cross, Saint David himself, or songs of Saint David in their formalities during the celebrations. Many Welsh people wear one or both of the national emblems of Wales on their lapel to celebrate St. David: the daffodil (a generic Welsh symbol which is in season during March) or the leek (Saint David’s personal symbol) on this day. The leek arises from an occasion when a troop of Welsh were able to distinguish each other from a troop of English enemy dressed in similar fashion by wearing leeks. The association between leeks and daffodils is strengthened by the fact that they have similar names in Welsh, Cenhinen (leek) and Cenhinen Pedr (daffodil, literally “Peter’s leek”). Younger girls sometimes wear traditional Welsh costumes to school. This costume consists of a long woollen skirt, white blouse, woollen shawl and a Welsh hat. The flag of Saint David plays a central role in the celebrations and can be seen flying throughout Wales, Cawl is also frequently prepared and consumed on St. David’s Day.