Gool Peran Lowen!
Happy St Piran’s Day!
St Piran’s Day is celebrated on 5th March in Cornwall.
Legend has it that Saint Piran was born in Ireland in the 6th century. He was educated in Wales and then travelled to Cornwall, where he discovered tin. Tin mining was very important to the economy of Cornwall and Saint Piran’s Day was originally celebrated as a “tinner’s holiday” by the many tin miners in Cornwall.
Saint Piran’s Day is now celebrated as the national day of Cornwall. The day is marked throughout Cornwall by parades, music and dancing. In recent years, the day has also become a celebration of all things Cornish, with people from all over the world coming to celebrate the day.
So, if you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Cornwall on 5th March, don’t be surprised to see a few Saint Piran’s flags flying and maybe even a parade or two. And if you’re feeling really festive, why not join in the fun and dress up in black and white, the colours of the Saint Piran’s flag.