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Eisteddfod yr Urdd - The Urdd Eisteddfod

Eisteddfod yr Urdd Maes
The Urdd Eisteddfod attracts more than 90,000 visitors each year to celebrate the Welsh language and culture.

This year we attended one of Europe's largest youth festivals, which took place in the market town of Llandovery in Carmarthenshire from 29 May to 3 June.

The Urdd Eisteddfod is an annual Welsh-language youth festival celebrating Welsh culture and language through competitions and performances.

We were on the Maes for a whole week with a jam-packed schedule of performances and interactive and educational activities designed to inspire young people about the opportunities available in higher education.

Here's a taster of our week at this year's Urdd Eisteddfod.

The Urdd's 2023 Message of Peace and Goodwill: Anti-racism

This year's Peace and Goodwill message by the Urdd has seen Cardiff University students collaborate with the Urdd to shine a light on anti-racism.

Every year for more than a century on 18 May, young people in Wales have drawn global attention to themes that are important to them while sharing a message of peace with the rest of the world.

The Urdd's 2023 anti-racism message, created at a workshop in Cardiff earlier this year, calls on people to "encourage kindness, teach acceptance, and call out racist remarks and prejudices."

You can more read about the Urdd's Peace and Goodwill message in our latest news story.

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