2015 will see the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Y Wladfa, the Welsh settlement in Patagonia.
Y Wladfa was established in 1865, when around 160 people from various parts of Wales sailed on the Mimosa to settle in the Chubut Valley, in Southern Argentina.
Patagonia 150 will celebrate the anniversary of the settlement and today’s links between Wales and Patagonia.
Organisations in Patagonia and Wales are organising a range of events to mark the anniversary and strengthen the links between the two communities.
Find out more about the Welsh communities in Patagonia including their celebratory events for the 150 anniversary:
British Council Wales has been asked by the Welsh Government to coordinate the celebrations in Wales and is working with a number of partners to ensure that Patagonia 150 is marked both in Wales and Patagonia.
Patagonia 150 is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Welsh culture in Wales and Argentina – please share your celebration events on social media using the hashtag #Patagonia150 and your posts will appear in our social media hub.
Are you thinking of travelling to Patagonia during the celebration year?
This website might be a good starting point.
Photo: Raúl Comes