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Sunday, July 19, 2015

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St. David's Welsh Society
of Nebraska

St. David's Day celebrations in Nebraska began in Omaha in 1910. At first they were held in homes and later, as numbers increased, in halls. Welsh history and musical talent were consistent features of the program.

In 1959, the annual celebration was moved to Lincoln, which is more centrally located for participants from many Nebraska communities. Guests from neighboring states often join the festivities, and there is an occasional visitor from Wales or some other country. Though St. David's Day is on March 1st, we observe it later in the hope that inclement weather will not interfere with attendance. Sometimes it snows anyway!

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