A St David's Day parade and concert was held in Holywell Town Centre on Thursday, March 2. 

The event began at 10.30am with a parade led by Band Cambria.  

Attendees then gathered at Tower Square to enjoy entertainment as well as find out the winners to the shop window competition, announced by Cllr Mared Eastwood, chair of Flintshire Council. 

Third place was awarded to Holywell Garden Centre, followed by Tower Craft in second place and Hughes Parry Solicitors was announced as the winner.

Students from Ysgol Bro Carmel were then invited to the stage to read a poem in Welsh.

The first artist to perform was Holywell-born singer Andy Hickie, followed by singer Megan Lee. 

Lyric sheets were provided to the audience as they were invited to join in with the Welsh songs. 

The event was organised by the group Menter Iaith Flint ar Wrecsam, an organisation that promotes the use of Welsh in communities across Wales.

An event was also held in Wrexham yesterday, Wednesday, March 1, which was attended by about 1,200 people. 

Hundreds of Wrexham school children joined in with the celebrations yesterday as they marched through the city centre. 

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Maiwenn Berry, one of the organisers for both events, said: "Yesterday's event in Wrexham was amazing and probably the biggest event we have ever done. 

"I am grateful to Wrexham Council and to all of the volunteers for their help."

While the Holywell event was not as well attended, potentially impacted by the teachers' strike which has seen several schools close across the county, Maiwenn remained positive.

She said: "It is nice to have a crowd here and hopefully next year we can have even more. 

"It is just so wonderful to have members of the community celebrating Welsh culture, the Welsh language and joining in with Welsh songs."

Cllr Mared Eastewood echoed this point, she said: "It is so lovely to celebrate all things Welsh and that the community can come together."