September 6 (10:30am): WASHINGTON WELSH LANGUAGE PRACTICE GROUP. Teaism, Penn Quarter, 400 8th St, NW, Washington, DC 20004.
September 20: FREDERICKSBURG WELSH FESTIVAL.
October 4-5: CHESAPEAKE CELTIC FESTIVAL. Furnace Town, Maryland. celticfestival.net
October 4 (10:30am): WASHINGTON WELSH LANGUAGE PRACTICE GROUP. Teaism, Penn Quarter, 400 8th St, NW, Washington, DC 20004.
October 12 (2:30pm): DELTA GYMANFA GANU. Delta, Pennsylvania.
October 25-26: CENTRAL VIRGINIA CELTIC FESTIVAL. Richmond, Virginia.
November 1 (10:30am): WASHINGTON WELSH LANGUAGE PRACTICE GROUP. Teaism, Penn Quarter, 400 8th St, NW, Washington, DC 20004.
December 6 (10:30am): WASHINGTON WELSH LANGUAGE PRACTICE GROUP. Teaism, Penn Quarter, 400 8th St, NW, Washington, DC 20004.
Meets first Saturday of every month. 10:30am-Noon.
Teaism at Penn Quarter, 400 8th St, NW., Washington DC. Nearest Metro station Archives-Navy Memorial (about a block away). Directions
Welsh speakers of all levels of ability are warmly welcome, as is anyone who wants just to sit and listen. Buy your food and drink upstairs, and then find us downstairs - whoever gets there first will grab two tables.
Washington DC -- Feb 25, 2014
Wales will have a powerful voice at the heart of the US Government thanks to a new caucus launched tonight on Capitol Hill by First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones.
The Friends of Wales caucus is made up of Congressmen from across the US who all have close links with Wales through business, education, and family connections. The caucus will strengthen the bond between Wales and the US by raising Welsh interests and supporting events to promote Wales on Capitol Hill. The bi-partisan group has been made possible thanks to the work of Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA), a strong supporter of Wales who is of Welsh and Scottish descent.
The First Minister, who is on a five-day visit to the US to showcase Wales, said:
"Wales has strong and historic links with the US, which date back to the very foundation of the Union and which continue to this day. Every Congressman who has joined the Friends of Wales caucus shares a strong affinity with our great nation.
"The new caucus provides Wales with strong support and gives us an excellent platform to promote Wales as a first-rate destination for business, culture and tourism.
"I'm particularly grateful to Congressman Griffith for his work in establishing the group and I look forward to welcoming members to Wales in the future."
The caucus will expand Wales' existing presence in the US even further. The Welsh Government currently has a presence across the United States, in San Francisco, New York, Washington DC and Chicago, providing valuable gateways to attract trade and investment and strengthening economic and cultural links.
Rep. Morgan Griffith and First Minister Carwyn Jones.
Welcome to the home of the Washington DC Welsh, Cymdeithas Dewi Sant: the St David’s Welsh American Society of Washington DC.
People join us for many reasons. Some want to honor their Welsh ancestry. Some aim to learn or improve their command of the ancient Welsh language. Some are excited by the vibrancy of contemporary Welsh culture – literary, music, fine arts – in film, books, shows, exhibits and performances. Some wish to celebrate and explore the crucial Welsh role, in thought and action, in the origin and development of the United States. Others like to cheer on Welsh success in sport and competition.
We all like to mingle with friends whose passions encompass these and other sources of pride in Welsh heritage, in its new-found political dynamic, its bilingual strength, its rejuvenated economic progress, its long-standing international commitment, its profound spiritual traditions and its abundant promise for the future. And we enjoy welcoming visitors to enrich our understanding of contemporary Wales.
For 128 years the Society has fostered the culture and traditions of Wales. We hold regular social events, climaxing in the Annual Banquet to honor and celebrate St. David, Patron of Wales, which takes place close to his feast-day on March 1. We are a focal point for Wales in the nation's capital, and cultivate links with friends and like-minded groups on both sides of the Atlantic.
We welcome the interest and support of anyone who shares our goals.
Our members and friends play an active part in putting together, running and sharing information about events and issues of interest to Wales and the Welsh community in the U.S. especially in the D.C. area.
Please explore our website, tell us about your interests, ask for information on any aspect of our work, and consider joining our work as a member.