Happy St Piran's Day
St Piran’s Day
St Piran’s day is a national day of Cornwall!! In the Cornish tongue it is said “Gool Peran”. It is named after one of the patron saints of Cornwall, Saint Piran, who is also the patron saint of tin miners. It’s thought as one of the favourites of many tinners holidays observed by the tin miners of Cornwall. (St Piran’s days was said to be a favourite with the tinners).
It is believed that St Piran had miraculous powers, this caused a group of kings to throw him into the sea in Ireland, St Piran washed up upon the beach of Perranporth and began his life in Cornwall.
The Cornish flag is called the St Piran’s flag and it is to do with the tin, ore was smelted containing tin which caused a white cross to appear on his black hearth stone and thus the symbolic flag was born.
How do you celebrate St Piran’s day? ….. well festivities actually commence around a week before starting with ‘Perrantide’ the week is filled with everything Cornish, from an abundance of pasties to a few too many glasses of Cornish cider. There are lots of events and activities leading up to and on the day that will be hosted in many towns across Cornwall, including parades.
You may also wish to dress up in the colours of St Piran; black, white and gold. Black and white being the most important aspects, people also wear the traditional Cornish tartan.
To coincide with St Piran’s Day Boosters are delighted to introduce to you our brand-new product which fits in well with celebrating all things Cornish…. (warning this may make you feel hungry)
Our brand new 50g grab bags are the ideal way to promote your company, each bag contains 50g of confectionery and fillings are available in a choice of either delicious Cornish fudge, mini chocolate eggs or chocolate pebbles with a crisp candy shell.
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Gool Peran Lowen (Happy St Pirans day)