Visual Diary: Eisteddfod 2018

This year I finally attended the Eisteddfod, one of the most famous festivals of Wales. Dating back to the early 12th century the Eisteddfod the Eisteddfod has been going on for quite some time and it’s revival happened in the 18th century.

Back when I was a little un’ I had to perform in the Eisteddfod with my primary and secondary school. At least one person would faint during the performance. We had to part of the Cor Mawr and the Dawnsio Gwerin. This is the first time that the Eisteddfod has been bilingual which means back in the day it was all welsh and to be fair it was the same this year too! Also the welsh began beat poetry, not the US.

i love hearing the welsh language and I love speaking it. I’m lucky this year to living with two welsh speakers so now we practice here and there. Welsh is my first language and as soon as Katrin and I entered this glorious festival we were in proper thorough-bred welsh mode.

Obviously when I was a child I had never experienced the Eisteddfod..after dark. Even I was shocked by the one hour of welsh house music that blasted from the main festival. I was having a whale of a time. And some of these welsh boys! Good God what a bunch of snacks!!

Maes B was the young adults area, they were all drinking, throwing up everywhere and genuinely having the best time!! And everyone spoke welsh!! The food was sensational, the atmosphere was amazing!! No words can really describe how much I love this festival and how proud I am of all the welsh who turned up for this amazing amazing week!!

If you ever plan of visiting this beautiful country, come down for the Eisteddfod. I proise you you won’t be disappointed.


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