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St. Pirans Day March 5th.


By pamd


Narcissus lobularis.

Today March 5th. is St.Pirans Day, the patron saint of Cornwall. Although I’m not born & bred in the county, I try to support all things Cornish.
I didn’t have a cornish flag, which is a black background with a white cross, so I thought I’d put a picture on of the first lent lily to open, which is in actual fact a narcissus.

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Nice to know of St Piran. I've never heard of him. I wonder if Carmarthenshire has a patron saint ... I'll have to find out.. I don't think so somehow. The saints are much older than most county boundaries.
I hope more Cornish people remembered their special saint :)

6 Mar, 2011


I bet they did Hywel, the Cornish people seem to be very pround of their county, and I believe some see Cornwall as a different country to England. I can understand that though, as all the names down there seem very foreign and to me, please forgive if this is nonsense, a lot of the place names, like Trewithen, and all the 'Pen...somethings'...seem more like Welsh than English. I love Cornwall and a few years ago we flew from Edinburgh to Newquay for a short break. It's a great way to get there from here as it's soooooo far away!

6 Mar, 2011


Karen, Cornish and Welsh have many similar words. They both, together with Bretton, derive from the same Celtic root. There are places in Brittany that sound quite Welsh/Cornish aswell.
The Irish, Scotish and Manx languages derive from a different root, and sound completely different.

6 Mar, 2011


Ah, good, I'm not as daft as I thought!

6 Mar, 2011


I never thought of you as daft :)

6 Mar, 2011


No of course not Hywel, tis only my family that thinks that!! ;))

6 Mar, 2011


Oh dear, just like mine lol

6 Mar, 2011


Ah, you got my joke! :))

6 Mar, 2011



6 Mar, 2011


The Cornish do celebrate St.Pirans very much so Hywel. and Karen they do have their own Cornish language although not spoken widely now but they are trying to teach it again, hence all these strange place names. Apparently St. Piran came over from Ireland originally.

8 Mar, 2011

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