Mentrau Iaith Cymru

Start your Conversation in Welsh to celebrate Shwmae Su’mae Day

Posted Tuesday October 11th, 2016 in the News category

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Want to be one in a million? Start with Shwmae and be part of a national conversation

With Shwmae Su’mae Day only days away, the Mentrau Iaith have organised exciting, fun events across the country so that everyone can be part of the conversation. Be part of something big by greeting each other in Welsh on Saturday 15 October.

A single Shwmae or Su’mae could spur hundreds and thousands more throughout the year, making sure Wales is well on its way to reaching a million Welsh speakers.

Dathlu’r Gymraeg, the organisation behind Shwmae Su’mae, emphasises that the day belongs to everyone. The initiative has established firm roots in the past four years thanks to efforts at grass root level. Rebecca Williams, Chairwoman of Dathlu’r
Gymraeg says:

“Diwrnod Shwmae Su’mae is a day to celebrate the Welsh language – and to maximise the opportunities to use it – by greeting people in Welsh at the beginning of the conversation, rather than thanking them in Welsh at the end!”

Owain Gruffydd, Mentrau Iaith Cymru Chair, said:

“Many Mentrau Iaith are organising events across Wales varying from family mornings, gigs, business competitions and organising pop up stalls to raise awarness of the opportunities to use Welsh in the community.”

“Get in touch with your local Menter Iaith today to hear more about the activities that are being organised in your area to celebrate this special occasion.”

Do you want to take part in your area? Download the Shwmae Su’mae Resource Pack to help you promote the day (see the right side of this page) including posters, leaflets and artwork. You can also download a full list of events organised across Wales.

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