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Friday, 26 December 2014


Every year there is a national poetry and singing competition called the Eisteddfod in which individuals and choirs from all over Wales participate.

The first eisteddfod was held in Cardigan, Wales in 1176.

The present-day format owes much to an eighteenth-century revival arising out of a number of informal eisteddfodau. Its eight days of competitions and performances, entirely in the Welsh language, are staged annually in the first week of August, usually alternating between north and south Wales.

The National Eisteddfod of Wales is the largest festival of competitive music and poetry in Europe.

The closest English equivalent to eisteddfod is "session"; the word is formed from two Welsh morphemes: eistedd, meaning "sit", and bod, meaning "be.”

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