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What happens at the Urdd Eisteddfod?

What happens at the Urdd Eisteddfod?

The Eisteddfod consists of competitive singing, recitation, art, composition, dance and instrumental events for contestants aged between 7 and 24 years. Regional qualifying heats are held in advance around Wales. Urdd’s motto is ‘Er Mwyn Cymru’ (English: For the sake of Wales).

What is mistar Urdd?

Mistar Urdd (Mr Urdd) is the personification of the triangular red, white and green logo of Urdd Gobaith Cymru.

Where was the first Urdd Eisteddfod held?

The first official National Eisteddfod was held in Aberdare in 1861.

How long does the Eisteddfod last?

Its eight days of competitions and performances are considered the largest music and poetry festival in Europe. Competitors typically number 6,000 or more, and overall attendance generally exceeds 150,000 visitors.

How old is Mr Urdd?

It’s exactly 10 years since the Urdd National Eisteddfod last visited Cardiff. Mistar Urdd, the Urdd’s famous mascot was born in 1976 so is 43 years old this year and has changed design many times over the years.

Why do we celebrate Eisteddfod?

Held during the first week of August every year, the National Eisteddfod is a celebration of the culture and language in Wales. The Eisteddfod is the natural showcase for music, dance, visual arts, literature, original perfomances and much more.

Who founded the Urdd?

Ifan ab Owen Edwards
Owen Morgan Edwards
Urdd Gobaith Cymru/Founders

Sir Ifan ab Owen Edwards (25 July 1895 – 23 January 1970) was a Welsh academic, writer and film-maker, best known as the founder of Urdd Gobaith Cymru, the Welsh League of Youth.

What does eisteddfod mean in Welsh?

In Medieval times, Welsh bards and minstrels would assemble together for an “eisteddfod” (the Welsh word for “session”) of poetry and music competition.

Is the eisteddfod religious?

The ceremony to honour the best poet in Welsh, the Bard, involves a religious ceremony asking for peace and health and involves the Chairing of the Bard in an ornate carved wooden chair. The main Eisteddfod at Trelew is a very big gathering with visitors from all over the world.

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