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St Piran’s and Pancakes celebrated at Cornwall Care

14 March 2019

St Piran’s and Pancake Day celebrations at Trevern

On 5 March, our residents and staff at Trevern had a lot of fun celebrating both St Piran’s Day as well as Pancake Day.

We made Hevva cake for St Piran’s day and enjoyed pasties for tea. We created our own St Piran’s flag and flew it proudly whilst discussing what makes us proud to be Cornish and why we love living in Cornwall.

We made our own batter and our own cooked pancakes. We had a variety of toppings to choose from and we even attempting to toss our own pancakes. It was great fun!

Pasties, ale and pancakes at Woodland House

On 5 March, our residents and staff at Woodland House enjoyed a day of ‘March madness’ celebrating both St Piran’s Day and Pancake Day.

Our day started off with making pasties for a pasty competition which was judged by our kitchen staff. We had Cornish music playing throughout the day. Over lunch we enjoyed some Cornish ale and cider and enjoyed some delicious pancakes which we made for dessert. This was followed by a competition to see who could flip the pancake the most times in 30 seconds which produced some very impressive scores!

Our day finished off with an ‘all things Cornwall’ quiz just for fun. We had such a marvellous day filled with laughter and chat about memories of celebrations through the years.


Thank you to all those who helped organise this wonderful day.

St Piran's Day

St Piran’s Day is the national day of Cornwall, held on 5 March every year. The day is named after one of the patron saints of Cornwall, Saint Piran, who is also the patron saint of tin miners. St Piran’s Day started as one of the many tinners’ holidays observed by the tin miners of Cornwall.

Pancake Day

Pancake Day is officially known as Shrove Tuesday which is the day preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In others, especially those where it is called Mardi Gras, this is a carnival day and also the last day of ‘fat eating’ or ‘gorging’ before the fasting period of Lent.

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