This wonderful Celtic County is rich with legend and history. According to legend, St Piran the Patron Saint of Cornwall was washed up on the sandy shores of Cornwall on Perranporth beach, after being cast into the sea tied to a mill stone, under the order of the Irish King who was suspicious of his powers.
St Piran then became known as the Patron Saint of Tinners after accidentally discovering the metal that became the backbone of Cornish mining industry.
The Cornish flag as we know it today represents the black granite that rolled from his fire one night with the white tin oozing from it.
Here in Redruth we celebrate St Piran every year with a community festival which is held on the first Saturday of March. The date for 2020 is Saturday 7th March.
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