Nobody loves a good party or festival more than the Welsh. It’s as if we were born to perform and we have been holding these events long before the invention of radio, television, internet or newspapers. Now that’s a long time!
It’s a form of ritual, a chance to show off and feel young and alive again, which is undoubtedly a good thing. There is so much choice in Wales . . .
Eisteddfods, food festivals, flower festivals, beer festivals, folk and jazz festivals . . . and, my favourite, comedy festivals.
The festival scene is booming and record numbers are being recorded up and down the country, despite the fact that the weather isn’t always ideal.
These events are so important for the local economy while preserving traditions that our grandparents and great grandparents started generations before us.
It has been recorded, that many people met up with their future partners at such gatherings. Unlike the internet dating sites of today, the festival scene was often the only way to mix with like-minded people, which made it easier to talk or chat up a future partner.
Some years back, a survey stated that the first thing men noticed about women was their eyes. Following this survey, women observed that the men in this survey were a bunch of liars.