Eisteddfod Anglesey 2017 – Eisteddfod Ynys Mons 2017

Next years’ National Eistedfodd to be held on Anglesey.

The Isle of Anglesey is in for a big surprise. The sleepy and rural island is poised to be the location of next year’s national eisteddfod. The Eistedfodd is Wales’ national festival. The Festival Maes will be situated nearby to the village of Bodedern, on the North side of the island; this is convenient for roads and public transport.

An event draped in history

The Event was established by Rhys ap Guffyrd of Deheubarth and dates back to the 12th century (the earliest). It was hailed as a Welsh bardic celebration of arts, poetry, literature, music, and performance.

The winner has traditionally been given an armchair; this is because in the medieval ages, chairs were reserved for the very wealthy and those of high standing, so with the chair comes increased social status.  The eisteddfod fell into decline for many years until Edward Williams (or Iolo Morganwg) founded ‘The Bards of the Isle of Britain.’

This awesomely famous event coming to the island is a fabulous thing for the island’s tourism, local trade, economy and population, who have the chance to revel in this display of national identity and pride.

Long live Welsh!

The event is an important one for the Welsh language, as it offers an opportunity to promote use of the language. The event is covered every year on TV channel S4C and radio channel BBC Radio Wales and Cymru.

Those visiting Wales with an idea to get absolutely immersed in Welsh Culture, couldn’t possibly pick a better time or place than the national eisteddfod. The Island is also a very popular tourist destination for people anyway, as it is hailed as an absolutely beautiful location. This event would be the perfect opportunity to come to a magnificently beautiful part of Wales, at the height of summer, and enjoy the richness of the Welsh Culture.

If you want to plan a long-or-short term stay in Anglesey, and then why not look into Anglesey Self Catering Holidays, you might find that this is the island paradise you always dreamt of.

The eisteddfod is down to be a monumental moment in Anglesey’s storied history.