A new year, a new you, striding forward with those cast iron resolutions... ah well, never mind! Wrap up and get a warm fuzzy feeling inside with this selection of events, including St Dwynwen's Day events, that will educate and entertain all ages. 

New Year's Day walk, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys

01 January. Start of the New Year with a walk in Llanwrtyd Wells in Mid Wales.

Find out more about the walk and other events throughout the year on the Green Events website.

New Year's Day Swim, Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire

01 January. Watch or take part in Saundersfoot New Year's Day Swim.

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Hen Galan, Pembrokeshire

13 January. The New Year starts on 01 January, right? Wrong.  If you're in the Gwaun Valley in Pembrokeshire the New Year starts on the 13th. The people of this valley have carried on with the ancient Julian calendar (instead of the Gregorian calendar). Children welcome in the New Year by visiting their neighbours singing for gifts.

Find out more about Hen Galan.

Dydd Santes Dwynwen

25 January. This is St Dwynwen’s Day, when we honour our Welsh patron saint of lovers. It’s our very own version of St Valentine’s Day - although we celebrate that, too.

Lighthous and ruins on Llanddwyn Island.

St Dwynwen's Church at Llanddwyn Island on Anglesey

National Museum events

There are a number of events at our seven National Museums throughout the year. As well as events at the museums, there are often Digital Events too. 


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