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In Pictures: Cornwall celebrates St Piran's Day | Gool Perran Low-en

Thousands of people across Cornwall are today celebrating St Piran's Day with parades, music, food and drink.

Yesterday crowds gathered to watch the annual processional play to celebrate the patron saint of tinners.

Held on the nearest Sunday to St Piran's Day, which this year is Monday March 5th, the play produced by the St Piran Trust, takes place in sand dunes close to Perranporth, where according to legend the revered saint was washed up on millstone from Ireland in the 5th century AD.

The play - which crosses the dunes to St Piran's Cross and St Pirans Oratory, thought to be the oldest Christian building on mainland Britain and the site where St Piran built his first place of worship around 1,400 year ago - is usually watched by hundreds of people generally dressed in the black, white and gold colours of Cornwall and carrying the Cornish Flag.

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