- January 5, 2015
- Posted by: Carwyn Jones AM
- Category: Gazette Column, Latest News, Press release
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! Happy New Year and hope everyone had a great Christmas.
New Year is the most celebrated festival in the world. The modern calendar known as Anno?Domini which begins on the 1st of January is celebrated all across the world in so many different countries. These days, Christmas and New Year celebrations in Wales are similar to those in the rest of Britain. However a new Christmas tradition has been forming in Bridgend over the past few years – the Elfsteddfod taking place on a Saturday in December, breaking the world record year on year for the most number of elves in one place.
It is lovely to hear about all the fun activities such as the Elfsteddfod that occur throughout the year in Bridgend – especially the new #Twixmas campaign occurring this year between Christmas and New Year, a national campaign to provide opportunities for members of the community to try something new and make the most of their the free time.
I wish to echo this message and wish happiness and joy to my constituents throughout Bridgend in 2015.