Fly the flag for Cornwall - St Pirans Day

Flag of Cornwall

St Pirans Day today. This is the day that Cornish celebrate their patron saint St Piran. Here in Bude there is a march/ walk organised by the local Surf Club across the clifftop and beach led by a Cornish piper.

The flag is so coloured because this saint is said to have discovered tin smelting. He lit a fire on his blackened hearthstone and as it heated the tin ore within it melted and rose to the top in the shape of a white cross.

More information on St Piran can be found here.

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