Monmouthshire Day

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The feast day of Saint Cadoc, September 25th , is Monmouthshire Day. In 2013 the village of Craig-y-Dorth proudly celebrated the county day by raising the county flag in the heart of the village,

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becoming one of the first localities in the county to formally recognise Monmouthshire Day. Simultaneously the village even adopted its own flag!

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Saint Cadoc’s locally celebrated day was chosen as the Monmouthshire Day because of the high regard the locally born 5th-6th century abbot has in the county.. He is known as Cattwg Ddoeth, “Cadoc the Wise”, for his many maxims and moral sayings. A church dedicated to the saint, lies within the county and his name appears in building and school names, reflecting his recognition in the county. He was a contemporary of Dewi Sant (St. David), St. Patrick of Ireland and St. Columba of lona, but lived before St. Augustine converted the Saxons. Cadog was a strong contender for Wales’ patron saint.

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