For 10 years now we’ve been celebrating Shwmae Su’mae day on 15 October which is a day to celebrate Cymraeg and show that it belongs to us all. Shwmae is a south Wales way of saying a hello, Su’mae is used in the north. They’ll both be heard up and down the country this weekend. How are you celebrating this year?
Mentrau Iaith Cymru across the length and breadth of Wales have arranged activities to celebrate the day. Here are some activities the Mentrau are putting on: https://mentrauiaith.cymru/en/diwrnod-shwmae-sumae-celebrating-10-years/
Follow #ShwmaeSumae23 on social media for more information on how to get involved and for an opportunity to put your Cymraeg skills to use.
Just use a simple Shwmae or Su’mae and who knows where it can take you. Look for somewhere you can start using your Cymraeg today – at the start of an e-mail or a meeting is a chance to show that the language belongs to all of us, no matter what our skills.
Join in too by giving it a go in the café, in the office, in the shop, or in the pub. Have a look at the ‘Say it in Cymraeg in the…’ guide here: Say it in Cymraeg (shwmae.cymru)
If you want to develop your skills further, have a look at the online taster courses offered by the National Centre for Learning Welsh, or find out if your organisation has any opportunities for learners. Here in the Welsh Government we have The Rhwydwaith Cymraeg which is a forum for those learning or those who already speak Cymraeg to practice and share experiences with the language.
Cymraeg, give it a go!