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25 February 2014

Cornwall gears up for St Piranís day

We’re getting ready for the biggest day of the year here at The Valley – St Piran’s day!

St Piran is the patron saint of Cornwall and was an early sixth-century Cornish abbot. He’s the patron saint of tin-miners, and the Cornish flag is known as the cross of St Piran.

Here at our dog friendly Cornwall cottages we’re proud of our Cornish heritage so we always celebrate and have an almighty party on St Piran’s day, which is on March 5.

This year we’re planning on heading to Truro for the day, where there’s going to be a huge celebratory parade.

The parade gets under way from 1pm and will run through the centre of Truro, bringing the county’s capital to a standstill as everyone celebrates.

The Grand Bard of Gorseth Kernow, Maureen Fuller, will give a St Piran’s spring speech from outside Truro Cathedral along with a number of other important figures, like the Mayor of Truro, the Chairman of Cornwall Council and Sarah Newton MP.

With schools from the area taking part in the parade there’s an award to be won by the school which best shows off the spirit of St Piran, before performances from some of the larger schools surrounding Truro.

The parade will end with a huge party at The White Hart Inn on new Bridge Street and it looks set to be an unmissable one, with musicians from across Cornwall set to play, jam and celebrate until late.

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