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Happy Leek-Wearing Day, Wales!

The badge of the Welsh Guards

One of the symbols of Wales is the leek, because supposedly Saint David urged Welsh soldiers to snatch leeks from the field in which they were fighting the Saxons, and place them on their helmets/hats, so that they could recognize one another.  Why a  6th c. extremel…

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