The Snowdonia National Park Authority has approved a proposal to mark the importance of St David’s Day.

This follows similar traditions in other Celtic countries to celebrate their national patron saints.

Following a consultation with staff, on the 1st of March, the Authority’ staff will receive an extra holiday to note the occasion.

Wyn Ellis Jones the Snowdonia National Park Authority Chairman said;

“As March is a quieter time than usual for the Authority with commercial centres closed or running on reduced hours and staff, we anticipate that the cost will be very minimal, if any to the Authority.

The staff received the extra day of holiday last year as a reward for their hard work over the pandemic and we feel that the same should happen again this year.”