|Where:||St Blazey, Cornwall starting at Hands Together Residents Association, moving to St Blaise's Church on Church Street and the Football Club on Station Road|
A giant lantern in the shape of a ram is the centrepiece in a parade marking the feast of St Blaise, patron saint of both the woollen industry and sore throats, on February 3rd . The event was revived in the early twenty-first century and is going from strength to strength, organised by the St Blazey Reclaimed and a host of other local groups including the schools, church and Town Council . The ram is a symbol of spring approaching and the lanterns illuminate the dark lanes of the town accompanied by traditional Cornish music, before a special Blessing of the Throats service at St Blaise church and refreshments at the Football Club, which are likely to include regional speciality Saffron Buns.
It goes ahead whatever the weather so be prepared to wrap up well and if you haven’t a lantern, a torch could be useful.
Click here for the Town Council website: http://www.stblaisetowncouncil.co.uk
here for the village Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/413691915475978/photos/
here for the church webpage: http://www.stblazeychurch.webeden.co.uk
and here for Church contacts: http://www.achurchnearyou.com/st-blaise/
Thanks to Ross Parish for drawing this event to my attention!
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