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Grass Valley Celebrates St. Piran’s Day

Saint Patrick gets all the hype and publicity, but in Grass Valley, they celebrate Saint Piran. Saint Piran is the patron saint of Cornwall, which sent a lot of miners to Grass Valley in the nineteenth century. Grass Valley Mayor Howard Levine says the parking lot at South Auburn and Main Streets has a lot of history…

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Tomorrow, at that parking lot, there will be a short celebration. There will be a flag raising, both American and Cornish, the national anthem of Cornwall will be led by the Grass Valley Male Voice Choir, and the town crier will call out the proceedings. While the event is held every year in Grass Valley, Nevada City people are invited, and also take part in the big event…

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The pasties are made out of dog food, so the pooches can clean up the parking lot and enjoy the treats afterwards. The festivities get underway tomorrow at 9am, and should last about an hour.

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