St Piran’s Day at Woodland House

St Piran’s Day at Woodland House

Staff and residents at Woodland House will be celebrating St Piran’s day tomorrow.

On 5 March, it will be St Piran’s Day as well as Pancake Day. We will be enjoying some Cornish tipples with lunch and having a pasty competition as well. We will also be squeezing in a bit of pancake flipping! It should be a lot of fun. Families and friends of residents are very welcome to come along and join in with the fun.

St Piran's Day
St Piran’s Day is the national day of Cornwall, held on 5 March every year. The day is named after one of the patron saints of Cornwall, Saint Piran, who is also the patron saint of tin miners. St Piran’s Day started as one of the many tinners’ holidays observed by the tin miners of Cornwall.

Pancake Day
Pancake Day is officially known as Shrove Tuesday which is the day in February or March preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In others, especially those where it is called Mardi Gras, this is a carnival day and also the last day of ‘fat eating’ or ‘gorging’ before the fasting period of Lent.

(Information taken from Wikipedia).

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