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  • 1. Let’s Learn About Wales
  • 2. Map of Wales
  • 3. A Few Facts About Wales
    • Wales is part of the United Kingdom.
    • The capital of Wales is Cardiff.
    • The money used is called the pound sterling.
    • The population of Wales is 2,821,000.
    • The languages spoken are Welsh (20%) and English.
    • Area : 20,760 sq km (8,015 sq miles)
  • 4.
    • Roman invasion in AD 48 .
    • Independent 400AD to 13th Century.
    • Partial Norman occupation 11th , 12th and 13th centuries .
    • Wales made Dominion of English King 1282-1535 .
    • Independent Principality 1400-1416 .
    • Constituent of Kingdom of Great Britain (1707-1801) and United Kingdom (from 1801 ).
    History
  • 5.
    • The Red Dragon of Wales was introduced to Britain by the Romans some eighteen hundred years ago.
    • All over Wales you will find wishing wells into which people still throw money.
    • O n March 1 is St. David's Day —the Welsh national holiday.
    • The daffodil is a Welsh national emblem .
    • St. David is the patron saint of Wales.
    • The leek is the emblem of Wales since the 16 th century.
    Symbols
  • 6.
    • The origins of the Red Dragon flag, or "y Draig Goch" could date back to the Roman period .
    • T he dragon was used by Roman military .
    • After the Romans left, the Red Dragon remained as a key emblem of Wales .
    The Welsh Flag
  • 7. Welsh Culture
    • Welsh people have special celebrations around the Christmas season. The get up between 3 and 6 AM to go to church services. Many families spend the entire night of Christmas eve decorating the house and singing and dancing until it is time to go to church. They go wassailing which means going out drinking and singing and carrying the wassail bowl to friends and neighbors. The wassail bowl contains cakes, baked apples and sugar with warm beer and spices poured over it.
    • Welsh people have a tradition of giving hand carved wooden love spoons to a sweetheart.
    • Wales has always been known as a country of music and song .
    • Eisteddfod – since the 12 th century. An annual competition which was held to find the best poets, writers and musicians .
  • 8. Let’s Visit Some Important Places in Wales
    • Cardiff
  • 9.
    • Snowdonia National Park
  • 10. Wrexham Steeple Overton Yew Trees Pistyll Rhaeadr
    • Seven Wonders of Wales
  • 11. Snowdon´s Mountain St. Winifred´s Well Llangollen Bridge Gresford Bells
  • 12.
    • Wales is home to some of Europe's finest surviving examples of medieval castle construction.
    • Mold castle
    • Chepstow
    • Ewloe
    • Beaumaris
    • Castles
                           
  • 13.
    • Caernarfon Castle
    Beaumaris Castle Penmon Abbey
  • 14.
    • Welsh children like to play rugby, football, and netball.On weekends and school vacations they hike or ride horses along the coast.
  • 15. Learn More About Wales
    • Visit to Wales
    • www.galenfrysinger.com/wales.htm
    • Travel for Kids - Wales
    • www.travelforkids.com/Funtodo/Wales/wales.htm
    • Castles of Wales
    • www.castlewales.com

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