In Pictures: Cardiff awash with daffodils and dragons on St David’s Day

Hundreds of revellers have taken part in a St David’s Day parade in Cardiff.

More than 200 people marched through Cardiff city centre, while hundreds more lined the streets of the Welsh capital to celebrate the country’s patron saint.

A man dressed as Dewi Sant led the parade
A man dressed as Dewi Sant led the parade
St David’s Day celebrations
St David’s Day celebrations
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards

The traditional procession, led by performer Meic Peterson dressed as St David, is made up of local people, theatrical performers and choir groups marching and singing across the city centre.

St David’s Day celebrations
St David’s Day celebrations
St David’s Day celebrations
St David’s Day celebrations
St David’s Day celebrations
St David’s Day celebrations
St David’s Day celebrations
St David’s Day celebrations
St David’s Day celebrations
St David’s Day celebrations
Hundreds marched through the capital city
Hundreds marched through the capital city

The parade ended in The Hayes area of the city centre at the statue of John Batchelor, a Welsh Liberal politician and mayor of Cardiff who campaigned against slavery in the 1800s.

St David’s Day celebrations
St David’s Day celebrations
St David’s Day celebrations
St David’s Day celebrations

There the crowd joined in a rousing rendition of the Welsh national anthem Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau.

St David’s Day celebrations
St David’s Day celebrations