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The celebrations for St. Piran Days have officially started in Cornwall – but the national holiday will look very different than usual

Due to the lockdown of Covid-19, the parades were stopped on March 5 March canceled, and people of Cornwall were told to use other ways to watch the day

In normal times, the celebration of all things Cornish can sometimes be a week before the actual St. Last Piran Day

So what is the St Piran Day, how do you say “Happy St Piran Day ”- and how will it be celebrated this year?

Cornwall National Day is named after one of the county’s patron saints, St Piran, named

He is the patron saint of miners and one of three patron saints celebrated by the Cornish The other two are St. Michael and St Petroc

St Piran was a 6th century abbot and saint In the 17th century and according to legend, he was born in Ireland, where he performed miracles

They decided to go to St. Throwing Piran into the sea with a millstone around his neck to drown him

According to folklore, St Piran, however, by swimming to Perranporth beach on the north Cornish coast

There he built a small chapel in the dunes, which is now in the St Piran’s Oratory or “Lost Church” is where the Cornish gathered to hear him preach

According to legend, Saint Piran lived for 200 years and died when he fell drunk

The festival itself has been around since 19 Century when miners drank and ate in the week leading up to the holiday known as “Perrantide”

They succeeded, and by the 1950s it was spread across the county in towns like St Ives, Falmouth and Bodmin celebrated

It is even celebrated in California’s Grass Valley to honor the Cornwall miners who started working in the mid-19th century Century worked in the region

The government has never approved applications that To make March an official bank holiday in Cornwall Even so, many towns in the county give workers and students a day off

The Cornwall motto, “onen hag oll”, is also said a lot on the national holiday

St Piran is said to have discovered molten tin trickling from a hearth stone after lighting a fire

That is why the Cornish flag is a white cross on a black background, representing the white can flowing out of the black rock

The flag of Saint Piran is also said to symbolize the light of truth that shines through the darkness

The St. Piran Day is a big annual festival, but unfortunately traditional events and activities have been canceled this year after Covid-19

Most towns in Cornwall usually celebrate with a furry dance – a processional dance that is performed four side by side and often by children

Then, punctually at 5 a.m. on the 5th March, night owls break into the Trelawny Shout, which is a big singalong, in pubs in Cornwall

They traditionally sing the Cornwall anthem, the song of western men, and raise money for the Cornwall Community Foundation

Hundreds of people attend the Sunday that is the St. Closest to Piran Day, take part in the annual Perran Sands walk

Due to the lack of traditional festivals, Cornish people are encouraged to leave daffodils on the sand on the Old Cross in Cornwall during their daily movement

Redruth, where usually a St Piran Festival, had instead put together a virtual event on his Facebook page to “spread the community spirit”

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