My home country is Wales, a small but beautiful country that shares a border with England and is one of the four countries that makes up the United Kingdom. On the first day of March every year, we celebrate St David’s Day, the feast day of St David, the patron saint of Wales. It is a day to celebrate our heritage and culture by wearing traditional Welsh clothing and wearing daffodils and leeks, the recognized symbols of Wales.
We put on parades, take part in traditional Welsh dances and eat traditional Welsh food such as cawl (a meat and vegetable broth), Welsh rarebit (a fancy version of cheese on toast), and Welsh cakes. Being Welsh is a big part of who I am, especially when it comes to rugby and football matches!
Sometimes throughout my life, I have wanted more than anything to pack my bags and move somewhere far away and forget about my home country, and once or twice, I’ve done just that. And even though I love traveling and love spending as much time as possible experiencing other cultures and ways of life, I know that part of me will always belong in Wales. I know deep down that I wouldn’t be the person I am today without the place where I grew up and lived for most of my life.
Wherever you come, always remember the places and people that shaped who you are. I love my home country and will always remember that I am Welsh and proud.