Truro City Council is busy finalising plans for this year’s St Piran’s Day celebrations.
We have worked with partners at Salt Projects, Tyller A Nerth, Truro Old Cornwall Society, Truro BID, and Truro Farmers Market, to organise an exciting programme of events to mark St Piran’s Day on Saturday 5th March.
This includes the traditional St Piran’s Day parade throughout the city, culminating with speeches on High Cross.
Mayor of Truro, Cllr Steven Webb, said: “I am very much looking forward to taking part in the parade, especially as this will be my first St Piran’s Day as Mayor.
“It is wonderful to come together once again to recognise this special day.”
The parade will leave from Waterfall Gardens on St George’s Road at 13.00, heading towards the War Memorial on Boscawen Street, ending at High Cross, with speeches and songs to follow.
Bert Biscoe, President of Truro Old Cornwall Society, added: “St Piran’s Day is a moment at the beginning of Spring when the nation of Kernow, wherever it is – in Cornwall, or spread far and wide overseas – comes together to joyously celebrate both the values of St Piran – a pilgrim for inclusion,social justice, equality and respect for nature and neighbours – and the identity, culture and communities of Kernow.
“The parade is always an open invitation to come and celebrate, parade and enjoy – and hey this year it’s on a Saturday so there just ain’t no excuse, is there! See you all there!”
As well as this, Truro BID are also organising a themed window competition, which will be judged by Mayor of Truro, Cllr Steven Webb, and Truro’s Town Crier, Lionel Knight.