“Do not go gentle into that good night.”
“Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
The famous and notorious poet Dylan Thomas died at the age of 39 in 1953. He was a beloved poet in Wales, born in Swansea on Oct. 27, 1914. If you are traveling to Wales in October, particularly Swansea, his name will come up often. There are birthday celebrations every year with some years marked by a Dylan Thomas Festival that allows young writers from across Wales and beyond to compete for glory.
There is also International Dylan Thomas Day May 14, the anniversary of the publication of Under Milk Wood.
If you are in Swansea, visit the Dylan Thomas Center, rich with events, especially in the fall and winter. It has an exhibit space that celebrates the poet’s life. You can also wander around town and take a self-guided tour of Thomas’s life in his native city complete with his childhood home, as well as many pubs including the Upland Tavern, Salubrious Passage and No Sign Wine Bar.
Dylan Thomas died unexpectedly in New York Nov. 9, 1953, after collapsing at the Chelsea Hotel.
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Nowruz, the Iranian and Persian New Year, is an annual celebration on March 21st that marks both the beginning of spring and the rebirth and renewal of the year for Iran. It has been celebrated for more than 3,000 years and is the official first day of the Iranian calendar year. As such, you can imagine it prompts quite the celebration.