WHAT IS SHWMAE SU’MAE DAY?
SHWMAE Su’mae Day is celebrating its fifth year.
The day, which takes place next Sunday but is being celebrated with events across the weekend, was devised to promote the idea of starting every conversation in Welsh with a “Shwmae” or “Su’mae”.
It’s an opportunity to share the Welsh language with others, be it at work, at the shops, or out and about with friends.
The day is celebrated throughout Wales and beyond – with special events including coffee shops and workshops being held from Mold to Newport, from Anglesey to Patagonia – and is the brainchild of umbrella group Dathlu’r Cymraeg, who hope that a single “Shwmae” or “Su’mae” this weekend could inspire thousands of people to start every conversation in Welsh in future.
For more information about events taking place near you this Shwmae Su’mae weekend go to www.shwmae. cymru or follow the Twitter and Facebook page @Shwmae Sumae. You can also promote your own event by using the hashtag #ShwmaeSumae. And if you’re interested in learning or improving your Welsh, courses are available across Wales. Find a course near you and book online at www.learnwelsh. cymru