Everybody knows about St. Patrick's Day -- green beer, leprechauns and all the rest. But that's not the only Celtic holiday that occurs next month. March 1 is St. David's Day, recognizing the patron saint of Wales, and Accent on Books will be celebrating it a day early this coming Saturday, starting at 2:00 PM.
We invited the Prince of Wales, but Camilla wouldn't let him come out and play. So we decided to go with a local Welsh celebrity instead, Bev Gaines, and she agreed to be our special guest for this occasion for the second year in a row. Bev has traveled to Wales on numerous occasions and brings a great wealth of knowledge and anecdotes to share about this country, its people and its customs. And Byron will be brewing up tea and baking some of her delicious scones to add to the festivities.
Leeks and daffodils are the two plants associated with this day, but even if you can't bring or wear those, come by Saturday and join us in celebrating all things Welsh at Accent on Books. The Irish will have their day in the sun soon enough.