1. In Wales, St. David's Day means one thing: Cawl. Flickr: matthewgriff / Creative Commons And everyone should have some cawl every once in a while. 2. It also means Welsh cakes. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @loumjones The best kind of cakes. 3. The man himself had a pretty pimp-ass look. Flickr: le_chanoine / Creative Commons Damn David, back at it again with the white doves. 4. Kids look kind of adorable in their little St. David's outfits. Flickr: nationalassemblyforwales / Creative Commons Although as a child yourself, you hated the damn thing. 5. Part of the costume, at least for the boys, is edible. Flickr: richardnorth / Creative Commons Sure, it's a leek, but still… 6. And as a kid it means getting an easy school day. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @media_blitz It mostly involves making arts and crafts, and hearing about how St. David ruined a perfectly good field by turning it into a hill. 7. And getting your photo taken. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @ellisjmeade In the event of a nuclear apocalypse two things will survive: cockroaches and the St. David's day photo on your nan's mantlepiece. 8. As an adult it's the perfect time to dust off the classic long-sleeved Welsh rugby shirt. Twitter: @welsh_cool Iconic. 9. It's as good an excuse as any to go out and drink. Flickr: tfduesing / Creative Commons Not that much of an excuse is ever needed. 10. The day itself isn't taken too seriously. Flickr: willposh / Creative Commons The Welsh never take themselves too seriously, and St. David's Day is no different. 11. It's the perfect opportunity to brighten up a room with some daffodils. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @kymmacey 12. There are also a lot more Welsh flags on display. Flickr: guardiancardiff / Creative Commons The world could always do with more dragons. 13. Simply put, the Welsh national anthem is the best national anthem. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @k_ice_a Any chance to sing it is the chance to sing in the choir of God. 14. And St. David's Day the perfect time to celebrate all things Welsh. Flickr: matthewblank / Creative Commons Happy St. David's Day!