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 Post subject: St Piran's Day
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:55 pm 
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Saint Piran of the Cornish Tinners is one of our Nation's most celebrated Saints and his day is on March 5th although there are events across Kernow. Sadly unlike the Saints of the other Celtic Nations and the English, Saint Piran is barely known outside Kernow. Perhaps this will help to change that just a little bit !

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MPs call for Cornish bank holiday (by kind permission of Cornwall 24)
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The Cornish flag of St Piran
St Piran's Day is marked by a march across the dunes at Perranporth
Cornwall's five MPs are demanding that St Piran's Day becomes a public holiday in Cornwall.

The MP for North Cornwall Dan Rogerson has tabled a Commons motion, backed by Cornwall's other four Lib Dem MPs.

The motion says the day is a "valuable opportunity" for the people of Cornwall to celebrate their "unique heritage, language, culture and aspirations".

They say the significance of and support for St Piran's Day on 5 March is growing each year.

'No current plans'

Bodmin Town Council already gives its workers St Piran's day off.

The UK currently has eight bank holidays - half the number of Italy.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has indicated that he would look at ideas for an extra bank holiday.

But last week Business Minister Lord Jones of Birmingham told peers: "The present pattern of bank holidays in the UK is well established and accepted and the government have no current plans to change the arrangements."

Every year hundreds of people walk across the dunes at Perranporth, many carrying the black and white Cornish flag to mark St Piran's feast day.

St Piran, patron saint of tin miners, is said to have come ashore at Perranporth in the 6th Century, having journeyed in a currach from Ireland.


Saint Piran Cards are available from Cornish Heritage: http://cornish-heritage.net/shop/index. ... ex&cPath=8

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