ST PIRAN'S DAY

PUBLISHED: 10:18 02 March 2017 | UPDATED: 12:16 30 August 2017

D8K528 The memorial statue to Tin Miners at Redruth in Cornwall, UK

D8K528 The memorial statue to Tin Miners at Redruth in Cornwall, UK

© Kevin Britland / Alamy

March marks the day of Cornwall's patron of St Piran and there will be a host of events happening throughout the county to celebrate the giant's arrival in Cornwall where he taught the locals how to mine for tin...

Falmouth St Piran's Day Parade

A Furry Dance by local school children and musicians and procession.

Bodmin, St Piran's Day Parade

Celebrations commence with a parade down through the town to the Mount followed by singing and dancing.

Redruth, St Piran's Day Festival

First held in 2011, the festival celebrates the history of the town's importance in the tin industry and to showcase the Cornish culture.

Perranporth, St Piran's Play

Meet at Piran Point (TR6 0AQ) for the Grand Procession to St Piran's Oratory and Church. The play produced by the St Piran Trust takes place in Perranporth, where according to legend the reverend saint was washed up on millstone from Ireland in the 5th century. Crossing the dunes to St Piran's Cross, hundreds of people gather, generally dressed in black, white and gold, the colours of Cornwall, carrying the Cornish flag.

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