St. Piran’s Day

Saint Piran or Pyran ,died c. 480, was a 5th-century Cornish abbot and saint, supposedly of Irish origin. He is the patron saint of tin-miners and is also generally regarded as the patron saint of Cornwall.

Traditionally, St Piran has been identified as the Irish saint Ciarán of Saigir.

Saint Piran’s Flag, a white cross on a black background, is the Cornish national flag and represents white tin flowing from the black rock, or good overcoming evil.