Happy St Piran’s Day

(c) FreeFoto.comAs a Cornish author, it is my duty to uphold cer­tain cus­toms. For example, I shake my head sadly at baker­ies that sell bizarre meat con­trap­tions that are simply not Cornish pas­ties (though look what I found in a Berlin side street). I also use the word ‘minute’ to mean any peri­od of time between sixty seconds and the com­ing of the next Ice Age. Today, I must dis­sem­in­ate the won­der­ful news that it is St Piran’s Day.

Who? Oh, please. Everybody knows that…[checks Wikipedia]…yeah, that he’s the pat­ron saint of Cornwall, though Saints Michael and Petroc also lay claim to this title, some­what obvi­ously. Anywho, you might have seen the flag of St Piran — white cross on a black back­ground — round and about. Check out these pho­tos of Cornish people cel­eb­rat­ing in style.

Yes, they are wear­ing kilts. No, I don’t have one — by order of a loc­al magis­trate.

St Piran was Irish, by the way. Go fig­ure.

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Author: Ian Hocking

Writer and psychologist.

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