St Piran's Day celebrated throughout Cornwall with music and fun
Cornish revellers from Land's End to Launceston yesterday celebrated their special day with marches, music, feasts and fun.
Workers the entire length of the Duchy downed tools, donned kilts of Cornish tartan and munched on pasties in celebration of St Piran – the Irish monk who became the patron saint of tin miners and inspired the iconic black and white flag.
St Piran's Day 2013 once again provided the annual excuse for schoolchildren to duck classes and instead sing, dance and wave flags in a colourful expression of their ancestry and tradition.
Truro, Falmouth and Penzance organised major town centre processions.
In Bodmin, a noisy, carnival parade wound its way along the high street, led again by ever-present piper Mervyn Davey from Withiel.
Kevin Marshall, chairman of the organising committee, said: "St Piran's Day is one occasion when the town can come together to celebrate what we are and where we have come from.
"And more important than that, the enthusiasm of our young children proves we have a great future too."