WITH Cornwall's patron saint day looking a little different this year, people are being asked to film themselves dancing to the official St Piran's Day dance to be featured in a virtual celebration.

Truro City council along with support from Truro Old Cornwall Society, Salt productions and Tyller A Nerth are creating a Truro St Piran’s day film to celebrate the day virtually and you can be part of it. But you'll have to be quick as they have to be in by the end of tomorrow (Monday, February 22).

They are inviting people to learn the official Truro St. Piran’s Day dance by first watching the online tutorial film with Lisa from Cornwall Dance School via the Visit Truro YouTube channel to get the moves, next film yourself and email it in to them.

Alternatively if dancing isn’t your thing the team is asking to see any old photos or film, residents have of past Truro St Piran’s days that could be included in the celebratory film.

The St Piran’s Day Celebratory Film will be released on St Piran’s Day, Friday, March 5 via the Truro St Piran’s Day Facebook page and will feature not just the videos but also  speeches from Bishop Philip, High Sheriff of Cornwall Kate Wild, the Lord Lieutenant Edward Bolitho and the Grand Bard of Cornwall Elizabeth Carne.

For the dances, film or photos to be included in the film then send it by email to taren@truro.gov.uk by tomorrow, (Monday, February 22).

To add to the celebration of fun the St Piran’s day team have created activity sheets inspired by St Piran’s Day. You could create an animal mask for the virtual tea party on March 5 at 12.30pm, colour in a picture to display in your window or learn some Cornish phrases and interesting facts.

To get the activity sheet go to the Visit Truro website, Truro St Piran’s Day Facebook Page or they are available for collection in person from Truro Community Library from Monday (February 22).

Bert Biscoe Mayor of Truro said: "St Piran's Day is always a moment of renewal, a moment when we pause to reflect on the values and resonances of Cornish life.

"It is, most of all, a moment for everybody, old and young, to celebrate the deep feelings of belonging that enable us to say 'Welcome!' with real intent. - March 5th is looming but we'll not be parading.

"So, the Truro St Piran's Day Team are devising ways to celebrate this most precious moment at home, as part of learning, as a burst of hope and a celebration of commitment and dedication by so many.

"We've got dancing, an Oggy Oggy Oggy 'shout', and many other materials and ideas for you. Everything's different in Covid World, so let's have a different but nonetheless special day - please join us! And shall Trelawny live? You betcha!"