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17 Great Things About Going Home To Wales For Christmas

The "Croeso i Gymru" sign is welcoming you home.

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3. Arriving home to your mam's homemade cawl.

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5. There's always time to visit your mamgu.

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Not to mention all your aunties and uncles who have magically appeared in one place. It's a festive gathering of ALL your family.

6. And your mamgu never forgets to give you Calennig money.

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Calennig is a Welsh tradition where family members give each other bread, cheese, or money at New Year.

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10. And there's always the chance of a white Christmas.

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12. In the evening you probably end up playing board games with your family – like the Welsh version of Monopoly.

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13. And you might even get to re-read your battered copy of A Child's Christmas in Wales.

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15. Then there's the annual Boxing Day tradition of going to the pub.

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Where you see EVERYONE you know. Friends you grew up with, your ex-boyfriend, old teachers – literally everyone is out on Boxing Day.

16. You get to participate in some of the strange Welsh festive traditions like Mari Lwyd.

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17. But the best thing of all is being greeted by the "Croeso i Gymru" sign when you reach your homeland.

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You know you're finally home when you see it.

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