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St Piran’s and Pancake Day celebrations at Trevern

Posted by cornwallcare on March 12, 2019

On 5 March, our residents and staff at Trevern had a lot of fun celebrating both St Piran’s Day as well as Pancake Day.

We made Hevva cake for St Piran’s day and enjoyed pasties for tea. We created our own St Piran’s flag and flew it proudly whilst discussing what makes us proud to be Cornish and why we love living in Cornwall.

We made our own batter and our own cooked pancakes. We had a variety of toppings to choose from and we even attempting to toss our own pancakes. It was great 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 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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