St Piran's Day - March 2015
St Piran’s day, on March the 5th, marks an important day in the Cornish Calendar. St Piran has become a focal point for Cornwall’s identity. Not only in his role as the patron saint of both Cornwall and Tin Miners, but in the flag he has given his name to which features a white cross on the black background. The flag is proudly flown across the Duchy (and just as proudly displayed on car bumper stickers). Running up to and beyond the 5th, events are held across Cornwall to celebrate St Piran. These range from processions through towns and even a re-enactment of his life as part of the St Piran Play held in the dunes behind Perranporth where his 6th century oratory can be found. There is also music and song. In fact there is a lot of singing. This year was no different then any other in that respect. Here is a whistle stop trip through some of this years celebrations.
(If you are interested in learning more about the legend of St Piran than I recommend taking a look at the website of the St Piran Trust).