St Dwynwen is Wales' very own Patron Saint of Lovers St Dwynwen's Day is celebrated 25th January
Did you know that Wales has its very own Patron Saint of Lovers?
St. Dwynwen’s Day is unique to Wales. So if you want to celebrate a romantic day together in Wales, 25th January is the day to do it!
Dwynwen, a 5th century princess, was unlucky in love. Her father refused to allow her to marry her true love because he had already betrothed her to someone else. Dwynwen begged God to make her forget her love, to prevent her from marrying the man she did not love and to look kindly on those with broken hearts. She later became a nun and settled on Ynys Llanddwyn — a small tidal island off the west coast of Anglesey in north west Wales — founding a church there. After her death she was declared a saint and ever since, Welsh lovers have prayed to St Dwynwen, asking for her help in marrying their true love, or for forgetting a false lover. Choose from a selection of romantic Quality Cottages anywhere in Wales and celebrate St. Dwynwen’s Day with your loved one.