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16 October 2014

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Eisteddfod guide brought to you by Catchphrase

Catchphrase's Eisteddfod guide
two girls in Welsh flag dressesFor one week only, at the beginning of August every year, Welsh-speaking Wales goes mad for Yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol (The National Eisteddfod).

Here's a rough guide to this Welsh institution.

Yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol
The official website. Check out this site beforehand for details of what's going on. During the week of the event there'll be live competition results, video streaming (gweledu) and a webcam (gwegamera)

We've put together a diary to help you plan your trip to Meifod, showing the days when the various ceremonies, big concerts and competitions take place.There's a rough guide to what you'll find on the Maes ( the Eisteddfod site). At the fringes of the festival, there's always lots of music, drama and poetry.

There's a potted history of the Eisteddfod and we've hunted out the links to essential Eisteddfod-centric websites and, of course, some Welsh phrases to learn ahead of your visit. Enjoy.

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What is it?
Festival site