The Mari Lwyd is one of Wales’ best known – if not strangest – traditions! This is the tradition over the Christmas and New Year time where a small crowd of people would sing to gain entrance to houses or taverns, accompanied by a man dressed in white with a decorated horse’s skull!

The Mentrau Iaith have created a fun activity pack to introduce this tradition to children, download a copy here:

Here is an interview between Ffion Dafis and the Mari Lwyd when she was on furlough last year, 2021: