It is St Piran’s Day today, the National Day of Cornwall held on 5th March every year. The day is named after Saint Piran who is also the patron saint of tin miners. We had lunch in Falmouth after a wonderful singing session this morning and from The Pavillion Gardens could see the St Piran’s flag flying on Pendennis Castle. St Piran’s day is also celebrated in California to honour the Cornish miners who participated in the area’s mining history beginning in the mid 19th century.
It is also World Book Day and many schools around the country invite the children to come to school dressed as a character from a book. I was asked this morning who I might dress as were I to be in school today. My first thought was Pippi Longstocking. I loved her stories as a child. For those who don’t know here Wikipaedia says “Nine-year-old Pippi is unconventional, assertive, and has superhuman strength, being able to lift her horse one-handed. She is playful and unpredictable. She frequently makes fun of unreasonable adult attitudes, especially when displayed by pompous and condescending adults. Pippi’s anger is reserved for the most extreme cases, such as when a man ill-treats her horse.” Suits me!
Which character would you dress up as?