Saint David's Day is the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, and falls on 1st March, the day he died in 601. Saint David founded a Celtic monastic community in Pembrokeshire where St David's Cathedral stands today. David's fame was as a teacher and he was recognised as a national patron saint at the height of Welsh resistance to the Normans. The national day of celebration is marked by Welsh societies throughout the world with dinners, parties, concerts and parades. The flag of Saint David is flown and people wear the National symbols of Wales, the daffodil or the Leek.