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8 February 2012

Falmouth prepares to host St Piranís Day parade

The beautiful Cornwall coastal town of Falmouth is to hold its first ever St Piran’s Day parade, celebrating the patron saint of Cornwall.

Taking place on 5 March and recognised across the country, colourful processions will make their way through the stunning town, which is complete with cobbled streets and vibrant Cornish culture overlooking a quaint, richly historical harbour.

Local businesses are being encouraged to dress their shop windows, whilst the procession is expected to end at the Women’s Institute Hall for storytelling, singing, dancing and refreshments.

The festival will highlight Cornish culture and heritage, according to organiser Vicki Ferguson, who said: “It will help make it a day to remember. It’s important to be aware of our Celtic roots”.

Representing just one of many culturally important festivals throughout the breathtakingly scenic county, it could be the perfect event to explore Cornwall’s rich heritage, should you be staying in any 5 star accommodation in Cornwall this spring.  

Image courtesy of Flickr user Tim Green

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