U.S. Celebrates St. David's Day: Wales, UK Holiday, March 1: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance
U.S. Celebrates St. David's Day: Wales, UK Holiday, March 1
Monday February 27, 11:10 am ET
Empire State Building Lit in Red, Green and White to Honor St. David, Patron Saint of Wales
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- What do actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant, Sony chairman Howard Stringer and actor Anthony Hopkins have in common? All were born in Wales, and on March 1, they are likely to be wearing daffodils in honor of St. David's Day, a sixth century bishop and patron saint of Wales.
In New York on March 1, daffodils and red dragons will abound around town, as the Welsh community in New York celebrates St. David and Dylan Thomas, Wales' most famous poet, with weeklong events that include lighting the Empire State Building in red, green and white, the colors of Wales.
Be sure to wear some Daffs in your hair March 1.