LANDMARKS and attractions in Denbighshire and Conwy will be lit up to mark a national day of reflection.

The ‘Light Up Wales to Remember’ event will take place exactly one year after the first day of lockdown – March 23.

Gwrych Castle, near Abergele, will be bathed in yellow along with Conwy Castle to remember those who have lost their lives to Covid-19. 

Rhyl Pavilion will also be lit up as well as the Sky Tower, and sections of the prom.

The bells with be tolled one minute past midnight at Prestatyn Parish Church / Christ Church.

Children at Bodnant Community School in Prestatyn and Ysgol Clawdd Offa will be making yellow hearts to display in their windows at home.

Sylvia Parry, of Prestatyn, who lost her father to Covid on March 29 2020 - just a few days after the first lockdown was declared - is part of the Facebook Group covid19 families-wales which has been set up to support families who have sadly lost their loved ones.

Sylvia said: "It will be a day of reflection.

"The date also coincides with Marie Curie’s Day of Reflection. There is a tv advert running accompanied by the Ed Sheeran song Supermarket Flowers. The last picture is a cushion on a chair saying 'reserved for dad'. It makes me think of my dad.

"We are asking everyone to display a yellow heart in the window and for businesses to get involved.

"The group [covid19 families-wales] is to support bereaved families. A lot of people still aren't aware of the group. It is to support anyone who has lost someone to Covid."

The event will provide an opportunity for Wales to come together as a whole and remember more than 5,000 Welsh people who have died from the virus.

As well as displaying a heart, people can support the day by tying yellow ribbons around trees or placing daffodils and candles in their windows.

There will be one minute silence at 12pm and 9pm.

Gwrych Castle has a personal reason for marking the event; Dr Mark Baker, chair of the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust, lost his grandparents in March and November to Covid.

A spokesperson for Gwrych Castle said: "Gwrych Castle are proud to be supporting the light-up Wales campaign to mark the one-year anniversary since the first national lockdown. 

"Our thoughts go out to everyone that had been affected by Covid-19, especially those who lost loved ones.

"Gwrych Castle will be lit up in yellow on March 23 and we hope that the nation will join us in the minute silence at midday and 9pm."