Grab your Cornish flags and get those pasties in the oven, because St Piran's Day is finally here and we're SO ready to celebrate our mighty little county!
In Launceston, celebrations will take place on Friday, 4th March for the Launceston Children's Parade, which will leave the Castle green at 10am to process through the town square for traditional Cornish singing and dancing. The parade will then leave via High Street to make its way back to the Castle grounds for 11.30am.
Unable to go ahead last year due to the pandemic, Launceston Town Council are pleased to announce the restoration of this important day in the Cornish calendar. Generously sponsored by Ambrosia, the parade will take place on the 4th March, rather than the traditional 5th, to ensure as many school children as possible can participate.
Prior to the event, staff from Launceston Visitor Information Centre will visit schools to teach the songs and dances to the youngsters, and the whole community is invited to come along and join in with the singing - yes, even if you're tone deaf... who cares?!
To keep things as safe as possible for the children and the community, all celebrations will be held entirely outdoors this year.
How are you celebrating St Piran's Day this year? Got a perfect pasty recipe tucked away in your old recipe books that you'd be willing to share with the masses? We'd love to hear from you, and don't forget to send us your St Piran's celebration pictures and videos!