St Piran’s Day started as a holiday celebrated by the Cornish Tin miners. Since the late 19th and early 20th Century, Celtic revivalists sought to provide the people of Cornwall with a national day similar to those observed in other nations.

Since the 1950s, the celebration has become increasingly observed and since the start of the 21st century almost every Cornish community holds some sort of celebration to mark the event. Saint Piran’s Flag is also seen flying throughout Cornwall on this day with walks and gatherings through Cornwall from Bude to Penznce,