29 July 2016 - 6 August 2016
The National Eisteddfod: Abergavenny
The Eisteddfod is the pinnacle of the Welsh cultural calendar, it travels from place to place, alternating between north and south Wales giving communities across the country a chance to welcome up to 160,000 visitors over an eight day period. Principality has a long history of supporting the Eisteddfod, an event which is an eclectic mix of old and new, the traditional and the modern, a celebration of Wales, its culture and its language. Combining ceremonial and official activities with a dynamic, young-spirited and welcoming festival, it offers something for everyone – whatever their ages and interests.
Its aim is to promote the Welsh language and culture, influencing an area culturally, linguistically, at community level and economically, building and developing a sense of local and national wellbeing and citizenship amongst the people of Wales and its supporters.