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 (Ben Birchall/PA)
St David’s Day celebrations
People of all ages joined the fun (Ben Birchall/PA)
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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
A spot of rain failed to dampen the celebrations (Ben Birchall/PA)
St David’s Day celebrations
The daffodil is the national flower of Wales (Ben Birchall/PA)
St David’s Day celebrations
Some daffodils were bigger than others (Ben Birchall/PA)
St David’s Day celebrations
Mali Ellis, four, from Penarth, wore traditional Welsh dress (Ben Birchall/PA)
St David’s Day celebrations
Even the umbrellas were Welsh-themed (Ben Birchall/PA)
Hundreds marched through the capital city
Hundreds marched through the capital city (Ben Birchall/PA)

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
You couldn’t move for Welsh dragons in Cardiff city centre (Ben Birchall/PA)
St David’s Day celebrations
Some revellers even had Wales vision (Ben Birchall/PA)

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

St David’s Day celebrations
But most importantly, everyone had fun (Ben Birchall/PA)
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