Truro City Council are finalising plans ahead of this year’s St Piran’s Day celebrations.

Every year across the Duchy, local communities come together as one to celebrate the Patron Saint of Cornwall, St Piran.

The events mark a return to normality after previous years celebrations were hindered by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Truro City Council have worked with partners at Salt Projects, Tyller A Nerth, Truro Old Cornwall Society, Truro BID, and Truro Farmers Market, to organise an exciting programme of events to mark St Piran’s Day on Saturday, March 5.

This includes the traditional St Piran’s Day parade throughout the city, culminating with speeches on High Cross.

Mayor of Truro, Cllr Steven Webb, said: “I am very much looking forward to taking part in the parade, especially as this will be my first St Piran’s Day as Mayor.

“It is wonderful to come together once again to recognise this special day.”

The parade will leave from Waterfall Gardens on St George’s Road at 13:00, heading towards the War Memorial on Boscawen Street, ending at High Cross, with speeches and songs to follow.

As well as this, Truro BID are also organising a themed window competition, which will be judged by Mayor of Truro, Cllr Steven Webb, and Truro’s Town Crier, Lionel Knight.

The competition will be judged on St Piran’s Day between 09:00 and 10:00, with the winner being announced during the speeches at High Cross in the afternoon.

The winning shop will be awarded a trophy to display in their window until the end of March.

Truro Farmers Market will also be part of the celebrations. The market will be on Lemon Quay from 09.00 until 16.00, showcasing Cornish produce from local traders, as well as hosting live music.

Stewart Girvan, market co-ordinator of Truro Farmers Market, commented: "We are thrilled to be involved with the St Piran's Day events in Truro. The market boasts a wealth of Cornish craft and produce from local traders, and we will also be joined by local musicians throughout the day. It promises to be a fun and exciting day and we can’t wait to enjoy the celebrations with you all."

A series of creative workshops are also being organised, including sash making, dance workshops, and storytelling. Locations and booking information will be announced via the Truro St Piran’s Day Facebook page.

Furthermore, children’s activity packs have been created, with thanks to Cornish artist Molly Biscoe.

These will be distributed to local primary schools and will also be available to collect for free from Truro Community Library from Monday, February 28.