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St Piran's Day

St Piran's Day is the national day of Cornwall, held on 5th March every year. The day is named after one of the Patron Saints of Cornwall, Saint Piran.

The modern observance of St Piran's day as a national symbol of the people of Cornwall started in the late 19th and early 20th century when Celtic revivalists sought to provide the people of Cornwall with a national day similar to those observed in other nations. Since the 1950s, the celebration has become increasingly observed and since the start of the 21st century almost every Cornish community holds some sort of celebration to mark the event. Saint Piran's flag is also seen flying throughout Cornwallon this day.
On Sunday 2nd March this year the people of Perranporth met on the sand dunes to re-tell the story of when St Piran landed on Perranporth beach and built the oratory in the sand dunes. 8 children from Goonhavern Primary School; Grace Hindley, Alesha Whitehouse, Izzy Collinson-King, Arianwyn Lord, Maya Bessell, Marlee Campbell, Willow Jeffrey and Stella Pope took part in the celebration.