Saint Piran or Pyran (Cornish: Peran) was an early 6th-century Cornish abbot and saint, supposedly of Irish origin.
He is the patron saint of tin–miners, and is also generally regarded as the patron saint of Cornwall.
Traditionally, St. Piran has been identified as the Irish saint Ciarán of Saigir.
Saint Piran’s Flag, a white cross on a black background, is used as a symbol of Cornwall.
St. Piran’s Day Celebration
Join us for our annual celebration of Cornish Heritage in downtown Grass Valley on Saturday, March 10th in the City Hall Parking Lot! The fun starts at 10:00 a.m. as we raise the Cornish Flag!
The Cornish Choir will sing some time-honored Cornish tunes from the mining days of yesteryear. We will have pasty olympics, a Cornish market, and pasty making contest.
The event is FREE!!! So come to downtown Grass Valley for the day.
If you would like more information, please call our office at 530-272-8315