St Piran’s Day
St Piran is the patron saint of Cornwall and his legacy is celebrated by Cornish folk up and down the country every March 5th. Gool Peran, as it’s known in Cornwall honours the day dedicated to the saint, who is also the patron saint of tin miners.
From Falmouth to Porthleven people paraded the streets in celebration, and Launceston was no different. 10 local schools flooded the town square from 10am for traditional Cornish songs as an open-air parade took place through the streets. The celebrations we rounded off by a spot of traditional Cornish dancing back in the square. The Cornish contingent of Cornwall & Devon turned out to show their full patriotism of the St Piran’s Day Celebrations. The team are so proud of their Cornish roots they sponsored the event by providing the children’s lunch in the form of a hearty Cornish Pasty. Perfect for a blustery spring morning.
Steve Dutton, Strategic Business Development at Cornwall & Devon Insurance Services states “Cornwall & Devon are delighted to be part of the St Piran’s Day celebrations. As a local business, we are proud of our Cornish heritage and are committed to working with the community through a range of local initiatives. It has been an honour to take part in today’s parade through Launceston.”