David was a Celtic monk, abbot, and bishop. In Wales, Saint David's Day (Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant) is celebrated on March 1, the date traditionally held to be that on which David died at the age of 100 in A.D. 569, though the year accepted by historians today is 588 or 589. Though a day of celebration within Wales, it is not an official holiday of the United Kingdom.
David's Day, Dydd Gŵyl Dewi, in Welsh is pronounced, more or less, as "dihth gweel DEH'oo-ee". The ih sound in dyth is a bit tricky--something between the vowel sounds in tea and pin.
Saint David is slightly more popular in Wales than Vanessa "Nessa" Jenkins of BBC Wales' Gavin & Stacey, yet another British television show being turned into a almost-certainly-inferior US-remake, this one called Us & Them, expected this year on Fox.
Saint David is often depicted in sacred art with the attribute of a dove upon his shoulder.
Wales is a gorgeous place. Here's some evocative writing
South Wales is a lovely country, with green hills and deep valleys, flat water-meadows yellow with flowers where cattle grow sleek, oak forests full of deer, and the high blue uplands where the cuckoo shouts in springtime, but where, come winter, the wolves run, and I have seen lightning even with the snow. - Mary Steward, The Crystal Cave. 1970.
Image: Nessa. Tidy.