St. Piran’s Day celebrates Cornish heritage |

St. Piran’s Day celebrates Cornish heritage

The second annual St. Piran’s Day celebration took place Saturday morning in Grass Valley and included a children’s bicycle parade, a flag-raising ceremony, singing, and the Pasty Olympics.

St. Piran’s Day, a Cornish festival, honors the heritage of the Cornish miners who once lived in Grass Valley. St. Piran is the patron saint of miners.

ABOVE: Robert Russell, as the town crier, makes his presence known.

RIGHT: Nevada City mayor Conley Weaver, left, and Grass Valley mayor Gerard Tassone face off in the Pasty Olympics.

The Union photos/John Hart

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