bolg-s-cio-, related to Latin fulgeo shine and English 'effulgent'. In England, gifts were exchanged on New Year's Day, and there was special Christmas ale. The history of Halloween traditions in a given country also lends context to how it is presently celebrated. On March 1, 2010, the seventh National St David's Day Parade took place in Cardiff city centre. In 1578, Balthasar Russow wrote in his Livonian Chronicle about Estonians who placed more importance on the festival than going to church.