Truro City Council have today announced that the annual St Piran's day celebrations will be held virtually on Friday March 5 due to the current Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

Every year across Cornwall, residents and local communities come together to march in parades to celebrate the Patron Saint of Cornwall St Piran, however, this year's celebrations are set to have a digital difference.

Kicking off the fun is the Childrens St Piran’s Day webinar party at 12.30 which will also include fun family challenges including dancing and a practice sing of ‘Oggy, Oggy’ ready for later in the evening.

At 1.00pm the St Piran’s Day Celebratory Film commissioned by Truro City Council will be released via the Truro St Piran’s Day Facebook page, Truro St Piran’s Day.

The film will feature memories, photos & film of past St Piran’s Day’s in Truro, short dance clips of local Children doing the St Piran’s day dance at home and a few words from Bert Biscoe, Mayor of Truro, Bishop Philip Mounstephen, High Sheriff of Cornwall Kate Wild, the Lord Lieutenant Edward Bolitho and the Grand Bard of Cornwall Elizabeth Carne.

Next up will come the Oggy, Oggy shout, with residents being encouraged at 6pm to come together outside there homes, or from windows to join in with the shout or tune into the Truro St Piran’s Day Facebook page for a live post.

Falmouth Packet: The City of Truro Male Voice Choir will sing the Trelawny Shout at 9pm to finish of the day. Picture:PRThe City of Truro Male Voice Choir will sing the Trelawny Shout at 9pm to finish of the day. Picture:PR

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To finish off the day, as is tradition on St Piran’s Day, at 9pm the City of Truro Male Voice Choir will sing the Trelawny Shout.

Bert Bisco, Mayor of Truro, said: "The last event in Truro before all this locking down started was St Piran's Day.

"It feels like a lifetime ago we were in High Cross and celebrating in a very modern Cornish way the values and expressions which lie at the heart of Cornish life, and which spur deep feelings about Cornwall in so many people all over the world.

"St Piran's Day 2021 is a very different sort of event, but no less profound and renewing for that.

"I always associate St Piran's Day with daffodils, birdsong, renewing old friendships, hoping desperately for dry weather, and singing, spouting and silently reflecting about all those fine values which St Piran represents.

"Thanks to those creative, communicative, and organisational people who have come together to make things, to think stuff, and to help launch St Piran's moment of renewal and goodness.

"Thanks to our funders, not least Truro City Council, we all hope you enjoy the ideas for celebrating St Piran's Day safely at home - and for sharing."

Families who would like to join in should register in advance with Suzie West, Tyller A Nerth project leader by emailing