THE Welsh are a patriotic people.

You can see it on our faces whenever our anthem is sung, you can hear it in our voices whenever the chance to sing of our love of our country arises.

March 1 is the annual celebration of all things Welsh – St David's Day.

St David died on March 1, 589, was canonised in the 12th century and we have celebrated St David's Day ever since.

St David’s Day is a day of parades, concerts and festivals of music, language and culture.

Flags are flown and the national anthem is sung with extra fervour.

Children go to school in traditional Welsh dress and many proudly pin a daffodil or leek to their lapel.

Some of these celebrations are off the table this year due to ongoing lockdown restrictions but many traditions remain available to those celebrating at home.

In years gone by neighbours would compete to make the best homemade Welsh cakes and Bara Brith or cook up a traditional Welsh meal of cawl.

However just celebrating the day is enough.

So ahead of St David's Day the County Times is asking readers to get in touch and let us know how you intend to mark the day.