Last month, Cornwall celebrated St Piran’s Day, the festival of its patron saint, with a host of activities and events across the region.
St Piran, who was born in Ireland in the sixth century, allegedly arrived on the beach in Perranporth after being thrown into the sea with a millstone around his neck by an Irish king.
On the beach in Perranporth, he built a small chapel and became a popular preacher.
Every year, he is celebrated as the patron saint of Cornwall on March 5th.
From Newquary to Bodmin to Falmouth, and with a particular resonance in Perranporth, celebrations of Cornwall burst forth. Processions, dancing, singing, eating, drinking and waving of the Cornish flag all combined to express the love of all things Cornish.
In Perranporth crowds gathered to watch the annual re-enactment of the arrival of St Piran on Cornish shores.
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