Blwyddyn Newydd Dda i chi
Ac i pawb sydd yn eich ty.
Dyma yw'n dymuniad ni,
Blwyddyn Newydd dda i chi.
The above verse is what I used to sing with my brother as we used to go around houses collecting money (Calenning) on New Year's day. Calenning is a Welsh tradition where groups of children visit houses with good wishes of health and prosperity. In response to this, homeowners would give gifts of money to the children.
Unfortunately this is a tradition that my children will be unable to carry out as I don't live in a rural part of Wales where old traditions are maintained. I feel quite sad for this but I will make them shout it to family over the phone.
I wish all of you health, wealth and happiness for 2010.
If you listen hard enough you may even hear me shout Calennig to you!!