St Piran's Day

Tue 26th February 2019
St Piran's Day

This year’s not-to-be-missed event on 5th March (with extended festivities the prior weekend) looks set to delight locals and visitors alike with a unique and personality-packed programme of celebrations across the county, with the west providing a particularly crowd-pleasing piece of the action.

St Piran’s Day (or Gool Peran) is the national day for Cornwall, celebrating everything Cornish and, specifically, the patron saint of both the Duchy and miners.

Penzance is always something of a hub for all things Celtic, with St John’s Hall hosting its 13th annual Cornish Concert and Furry Dance on 4th and 5th to mark St Piran’s with charismatic aplomb. On the Monday, over one hundred school children will form a huge choir alongside Penzance Guizers teaching Cornish dances; while the Tuesday will present the Furry Dance with over 400 children, local dignitaries and guests, parading through Penzance (starting at the top of Causewayhead at 10.15am and returning to St John’s Hall via Morrab Gardens’ Bandstand with a rendition of ‘Trelawny’).

Then there’s Redruth’s St Piran’s Festival Market on 2nd March, and the thrilling Trelawny Shout: the mass pub rendition of the renowned Cornish anthem across the entire county, so grab a flag and join the crowds for a beer-swilling, pasty-munching sing-along.

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