Numerous events took place across Wales on 1 March to mark St David's Day, as thousands of people celebrated their Welsh heritage and culture. St David, also known as Dewi Sant in Welsh, is the patron saint of Wales.

St Davids Day
St Davids Day
St Davids Day
St Davids Day

Traditional festivities on St David's Day include wearing daffodils and leeks, recognised symbols of Wales and Saint David respectively, eating traditional Welsh food including cawl and Welsh rarebit, and wearing traditional Welsh dress. Parades are held across the country, with one of the largest in the capital, Cardiff.

In this gallery, IBTimesUK presents the best photos from the celebrations so far:

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People carry Welsh flags as they attend a parade in CardiffMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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A baby holds a Welsh flag in CardiffMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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Children in pushchairs carry Welsh flags as they watch a parade, one of the largest events being held in Wales to mark St David's Day in CardiffMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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A man wearing Welsh dragon sunglasses attends a parade in CardiffMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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Bronwen Petersen dressed in traditional Welsh clothes poses for a photograph as she takes part in a parade in CardiffMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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Ruth Petersen dressed in traditional Welsh clothes poses for a photograph as she takes part in a parade in CardiffMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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People dressed in traditional Welsh clothes attend a parade in CardiffMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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A man dressed as St David leads a parade, one of the largest events being held in Wales, to mark St David's Day in CardiffMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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People carry Welsh flags as they attend a parade in CardiffMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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Welsh flags are handed out to passers-by in CardiffMatt Cardy/Getty Images
St Davids Day
People carry Welsh flags as they attend a parade in CardiffMatt Cardy/Getty Images
St Davids Day
People carry Welsh flags as they attend a parade in CardiffMatt Cardy/Getty Images