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
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
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 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.