Friday, 4 March 2011

St Piran's Day....

Happy St Piran's Day!

Tomorrow is the saint's day of St Piran- the patron saint of tin miners. Don't the the story? He is said to have landed at Perranporth in the 6th Century having floated on a stone from Ireland. He is said to have brought Christianity to Cornwall and discovered tin mining. The Cornish flag reflects the tin discovery. So this weekend eat pasties, drink ale and celebrate with the Cornish. (Or just visit some of Cornwall's amazing restaurants/food producers).

St Piran's Day Events/Celebrations:

St Piran's Day march in Bodmin from 1030am on Friday.

The Crown at Penzance is cooking up a traditional Cornish raw fry on Saturday 5th for St Piran's Day. Raw fry is a traditional dish containing swede, onion, potato and bacon and it's delicious! Have a bowl and a pint of Cornish ale for just £6. Cornish shanties are encouraged!
Langmans Restaurant in Callington is holding a St Piran's Day dinner tonight and on Saturday.
It's a six course tasting menu which will be a feast of fresh produce.

There's a fun day at Redruth Rugby Ground from 11am tomorrow (Saturday). There will be stalls, go karts, music, a bar, music and food from 11am.

Get the best Cornish Produce at Truro Farmers Market on Saturday. It's on Lemon Quay on Monday. There will also be a St Piran's Day Parade.

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