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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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