Each year celebrations are held in Cornwall to celebrate the Cornish patron saint of St Piran. Celebrations begin with a parade in Penzance, schools children join musicians as hundreds of people take to the streets in celebration. See here
Legend has it that in the fifth century St Piran was thrown from a cliff in Ireland with a stone around his neck, he landed on the beach in Perranporth.
Since then people have made pilgrimage to the oratory he built in the sand dunes high on the cliffs at Perranporth. He also built a small chapel on the beach which still stands today called chapel rock.
Slide show of the Piran play when thousands of people take to the dunes in celebration of St Piran!
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