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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

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