Former Wales rugby star Robin McBryde (center) is photographed with the ceremonial Gorssedd sword).
Historically, the Eisteddfod’s intention to visit an area must be proclaimed at least a year and a day before the beginning of the festival.
The Proclamation Festival is a historical event, dating back to the time of Lord Rhys as his decision to hold an Eisteddfod in Cardigan was ’proclaimed’ all over the country and further afield at least a year before the event itself.
In line with tradition the procession was held in the early afternoon, and it included representatives from a wide range of local organizations and the Gorsedd of the Bards.
The Eisteddfod is one of the world’s major festivals – attracting up to 150,000 visitors each year – and it’s a truly unique experience. With competitions, music, literature, drama, family activities, art, science, dance, shopping – and more – there’s something for everyone at the Eisteddfod.
The Monmouth and District National Eisteddfod will be held on the outskirts of Abergavenny from the 29th of July to the 6th of August 2016.