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10 Ways to 'Thank the Lord You're Welsh' this St. David's Day!

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By: Ceri Shaw
Posted in: St Davids Day
A Message From The Chicago Tafia

1) Contact your local radio stations by late February and ask them to play Welsh music and relay "Happy St. David's Day" messages to the Welsh in your area on March 1st. There is plenty of music by Welsh artists that are readily available on most radio stations play lists. If it is a rock/pop station ask for Duffy, The Stereophonics, The Manic Street Preachers, Jem, Catatonia, or Tom Jones, if it is a classical station, you might try asking for Bryn Terfel, Charlotte Church, Paul Potts, Katherine Jenkins or Karl Jenkins.

2) Email a 'Happy Saint David's Day/ Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus' message to your friends and family.

3) Wear a daffodil, a leek, or something red on March 1st.

4) Attend a St. David's day event sponsored by your local Welsh society; there are hundreds across North America to choose from.

5) If there are no Welsh groups nearby, hold a St. David's day dinner at your home or request your local pub to stock:

Welsh beer (e.g. Tomos Watkins of Felinfoel)Welsh whiskey (e.g. Penderyn)
Welsh-American Whiskey (e.g. Evan Williams)
Welsh-American wine or cider (e.g. Cambria wines from California, AmByth wines from
California, Gales cider from the Thomas Family winery in Madison,
Indiana)
or ask them to have a special on Red Dragon Cocktails (ingredients below)
1 measure Gin1 measure Vodka1 measure Triple Sec or Cointreau
2 measures Cranberry juice1 measure Orange juice2 dashes Grenadine
Squeeze of fresh lime

6) Sign up to AmeriCymru - the Welsh-American social network https://americymru.net/user/login

7) Hang a Welsh flag outside your house or put a Welsh flag bumper sticker on your car.

8) Change your Facebook, Twitter, MySpace etc. profile picture to the Welsh flag for the day.

9) Buy a subscription to North American's Welsh newspaper Ninnau www.ninnau.com

10) Forward this message on to as many people as possible!

Elisabeth Barnhardt Mills
03/01/10 11:59:59PM @elisabeth-barnhardt-mills:
I shared it, and I wore my Welsh brooch on my red fleece cardigan. Happy St. David's Day to all!