Mentrau Iaith Cymru

Celebrate Easter in Welsh

Posted Thursday April 18th, 2019 in the News category

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How will you be celebrating Easter? Egg hunt? Special Sunday Lunch? Whatever you do to celebrate, why not do it in Welsh?

Here are some useful words, phrases and pronunciations to help you:

Gwyl Ddewi

Egg Clapping

Anglesey will celebrate one of its most charming traditions before Easter as the children visit kind villagers at Carreglefn, Brynsiencyn, Llynfaes, Talwrn and Llannerchymedd to ‘clap for eggs’. Traditionally, to fill the family pantry for the Easter celebrations, children collected hen eggs from generous farmers. The customary Welsh rhyme is still chanted, accompanied by noisy wooden clappers, but rather than hen’s eggs, today’s children prefer to collect chocolate eggs.

You can find out more about Welsh Easter traditions here.