St Pirans Day History
St Piran’s Day seeks to commemorate the patron saint of Cornwall, Saint Piran. Saint Piran is believed to have been a bishop who traveled to Cornwall in the beginning of the 6th century. He was exiled from Ireland for his ability to perform miracles. Finding himself in Cornwall, he built a chapel on a beach near Newquay. The beach was named Perran Beach and the town Porth Peran as a tribute to him. This day recognizes Saint Piran and his discovery of the precious metal tin. It aims to pay tribute to him and celebrate the people of Cornwall. This day features many celebrations including marches, festivals, and Cornish-themed events.
St Piran’s Day was revived in the late 19th century by Celtic revivalists wishing to bring back Saint Piran as a symbol of the people of Cornwall. This day is observed annually on 5 March.
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