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  • The original meaning of the word 'Eisteddfod' is 'a sitting' or 'to sit together'.
  • The plural of Eisteddfod is Eisteddfodau.
  • An Eisteddfodwyr is an Eisteddfod-goer. Many Eisteddfodwyr follow the festival around religiously from year to year.
  • Five miles of toilet paper is used during every National Eisteddfod as well as 330,000 gallons of water.
  • In 2009, for the first time, the BBC started¬†broadcasting the National Eisteddfod live online in Welsh and English across the world.
  • More than 150 hours of programming are broadcast from the National Eisteddfod in both languages, on TV, radio and online.
  • The Urdd National Eisteddfod is an annual Welsh-language youth festival of literature, music and performing arts organised by Urdd Gobaith Cymru. It consists of competitive singing, recitation, dance and instrumental events for contestants aged between 7 and 24 years.