Holyhead is set to be covered in the red, white and green of Wales next month as a St. David's Day community gathering will take place.

Due to the overwhelming success of the first St David’s Day Parade held last year, residents are now planning for more fanfare and colour for 2018’s Parade on March 1.

Whilst all the local schools are busy preparing their banners and songs, a group of crafters have volunteered to sew bunting and crochet daffodils to share with shops along the parade route.

A new event for 2018 will be the evening concert held at Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi starting at 6pm with tickets (at £1) available from all the local schools and MônCF office.

Primary and secondary school pupils will be performing as well as popular local musicians Magee Brothers, Sophie Jane, and the Holyhead Male Voice Choir.

Head of Menter Iaith Môn, Helen Williams, explained: “The community at Holyhead has tremendous energy in celebrating local as well as national events.

"This year, Gladys Pritchard with Merched y Wawr and a group of yarn bombers have upped the ante by preparing colourful display items for the local businesses."

Menter Iaith Môn have been busy co-ordinating with pupils from Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi secondary school, the Town Council, MônCF, Rotary Club, the Round Table, local schools and other community groups and churches ahead of the big event.

Chair of the organising committee at Mon CF, Alun Roberts, said: “Ultimately we want to draw visitors to celebrate our distinctiveness here in Holyhead and in Wales.

"So to match the success of neighbours in combining culture and commerce on St Patrick’s Day, we too want to grow a celebration that is equally successful in providing youngsters with the opportunity to celebrate their identity and language.

Holyhead’s St David’s Day Parade will start at 9:30am from St Mary’s and will include street singing, samba bands, the unfurling of a large banner, and a host of children’s favourite characters and celebrities.