You may know about our beautiful beaches, rolling countryside and traditional food, But do you know about one of the most important days in the Cornish calendar?
St. Piran's day sets out to honour the patron saint of Cornwall who was credited with discovering the county's tin, which would go on to be a milestone in the development of Cornwall's economy in the 5th century. This makes it the perfect time to celebrate our Cornish heritage, usually with a generous helping of local food and drink as St. Piran was known for!
There are also plenty of events on this weekend in The Duchy to mark the occasion, here's some of the best places to go to celebrate St. Piran's day:
Perranporth: Perhaps the best place to soak in our Cornish heritage this weekend, Perranporth is home to St. Piran's Oratory which was built shortly after he arrived in Cornwall. People will be gathering from 2pm at Piran Point with Cornish bagpipes played and historical re-enactments.
Truro: The majority of events in the county's capital will be held on Saturday, with the annual parade leaving at 1pm from St. George's Road. The Truro Farmers Market will also be hosting its annual Pasty Making Competition along with its usual showcase of artisan Cornish goods on a Saturday.
Redruth: After three years of not being able to host an event, the notorious mining town will also be holding its parade on Saturday leaving from Fore Street at 11am. As is a custom on St. Piran's Day, the famous 'Trelawney Shout' will be sung in The Miner at approximately 11:30am! (For more information, click here).
Falmouth: The towns parade will take place on Monday, leaving The Moor at 10am and arriving at King Charles Church for refreshments and entertainment. Organised by Vicki Ferguson, a special emphasis is put on educating younger generations on Cornwall's heritage, meaning events like the local parade are never a distant memory (For more information, click here).
Chances are, no matter where you find yourself in Cornwall this weekend, the community will be getting together to look back on our local heritage and have a proper party in the process. We have hundreds of orders going out today of pasties and our signature cream teas... We think its the perfect way to celebrate St. Piran's Day from afar!