St Piran’s Day

The 5th of March is St Piran’s Day, the national day of Cornwall. The day is named after the patron saints of Cornwall, Saint Piran, who is also the patron saint of tin miners.

St Piran’s Day started as one of the many tinners’ holidays observed by the tin miners of Cornwall.

St. Piran’s Day was said to be a favourite holiday with the tinners and consumption of large quantities of alcohol were usually the order of the day!

The day following the St Piran’s Day was known by many as ‘Mazey Day’. It doesn’t take too much imagination to figure out why!

Celebrations in Bude include a walk, usually led by a piper and a local legend, Pete ‘Vicko’ Vickery.

Today we have bright sunshine, blue skies and spring is definitely in the air – just as it should be on St Piran’s Day!

Gool Perran Lowen – Happy St Piran’s Day! 🙂