On Saturday I attended the Urdd National Eisteddfod proclamation ceremony in Flint. The proclamation ceremony is an opportunity for people to show their support for the festival, which will be held in Flint next year.
The march was led by Flint High School Samba band and the Cambrian Band as they paraded through the streets. This was part of a week-long celebration of Flintshire’s hosting of the Urdd National Eisteddfod.
The Urdd aims to give the children and young people of Wales an opportunity to live their lives through the medium of Welsh. It is believed that the Urdd is Europe’s largest youth festival.
The Urdd is a great way to bring young people together, and give them the opportunity to express themselves using music, poetry, drama and all the many different forms of performing arts.
Flint High School Samba band were exceptional, bringing a tropical lilt to the streets of Flint. Also, it’s not every day you see a life sized Welsh Dragon marching through the streets. If the proclamation ceremony is anything to go by, the Urdd National Eisteddfod next year is going to be the best Wales has seen!