St Piran's Day celebrations

St Piran's Day celebrations are in full swing in Cornwall as thousands of people gather to remember the patron saint of tinners.

Celebrating St Piran in Cornwall

School children, musicians and performers took to the streets of Cornwall today to celebrate the patron saint of tin miners.

According to legend, St Piran landed on the sands at Perranporth, after being cast into the sea.

Street parades have been taking place all over the county, from Bodmin to Penzance, as Francesca Carpenter reports.

Celebrating St Piran's Day in Cornwall

Schoolchildren in Falmouth taking part in a St Piran's Day parade Credit: ITV News West Country

St Piran's Day celebrations are in full swing in Cornwall as thousands of people gather to remember the patron saint of tinners.

Schoolchildren in Falmouth danced through the streets to the delight of many locals and holidaymakers.

According to legend, St Piran landed on the sands at Perranporth after being cast into the sea by the Irish tied to a millstone.

Parades have also taken place in Truro, Bodmin and Penzance.

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