Patriotic residents, schools and care homes have celebrated one of the most important days on the Welsh calendar last Thursday.

Despite The Beast from the East baring down on the county schools, colleges and care home joined in celebrating St David’s Day on Thursday, March 1.

Coleg Llandrillo, Rydal Penrhos, Ysgol John Bright and the Colwyn Bay care home were among those who celebrated the country’s Welsh Heritage.

Groups celebrated with Welsh cakes, activities, assemblies, Welsh themed costumes, singing and prayers.

Rydal Penrhos prep school deputy head, Alison Hind, said: “St David’s Day is a vitally important occasion in the principality, and at Rydal Penrhos we encourage pupils to both learn more and celebrate the life of our patron Dewi Sant.

The day marks the death of the patrons saint of Wales St David, who passed away around 589 AD.

Cadw also got on board with celebrations opening all its heritage listed sites to the public for free last Thursday.