Celebrate Shwmae Day

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15 October is a special day for Wales, and Pembrokeshire County Council has plans for a delightful celebration.

Yes, its Shwmae Day. For the non-Welsh speakers among us, ‘Shwmae’ is a greeting similar to the English ‘How do you do?’ or ‘How are you?’ and is a chance for all of us to at least have a go at speaking Welsh.

It is also being celebrated by the creation of a rock trail for families to explore locations in the county. These locations have connections with legends or with significant people and have been linked by Pembrokeshire County Council and Menter Iaith Sir Benfro.

Nothing has been left out in this opportunity to celebrate the Welsh language, from football players to the first man to fly, taking in mermaids and wild boar hunts from long ago.

Clues will be announced daily by Welsh-language mascots Seren and Sbarc concerning the rock locations, so parents and children can work together to take part in exploring Pembrokeshire and learning our history

For daily clues and other interesting facts, go to  https://www.facebook.com/shwmae.

Kitty Parsons

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