It’s National Welsh Day soon! The Diplomatic Club invites you to attend the St David’s Day Welsh Society Ball on Thursday March 1st at 7pm. 

The Welsh celebrate the feast day of St David, a fifth century abbot, monk and bishop who founded a Celtic monastic community in Glyn Rhosyn (The Vale of Roses). He was a famous teacher whose foundation became the most important religious centre in Wales.

The national emblems of Wales are daffodils and leeks. The leek has been a Welsh emblem since at least 1536 and in Shakespeare’s play Henry V, the playwright acknowledged it as an ancient custom. Legend has it that the Welsh fought a battle with the Saxons in a field full of leeks and that’s why they adopted the vegetable. Daffodils, on the other hand, have no historical meaning, but they are much nicer to wear in your buttonhole on St David’s Day!

There will be cocktails on the terrace and then a four course dinner including drinks. The cost of the tickets is QR450. For reservations and inquiries, please email [email protected]