Cornish Feast Days

In Cornwall parish feasts in celebration of patronal saints are very common, almost all communities having a historic feast day celebrated in one way or another. The following are a list of feast that are still in existence, the list is by no means complete if you know of a feast day that is not described below please contact us.

  • Paul Feast – Sunday & Monday nearest the 10th of October.
  • St Just Feast – First Sunday and Monday in November.
  • St Keverne Feast – Sunday nearest the 18th of November.
  • Madron Feast – Advent Sunday and Monday.
  • Sennen Feast – Advent Sunday & Monday.
  • St Breward Feast – Sunday nearest 22nd of February.
  • St Day Feast – End of June.
  • St Austell Feast – Early July.
  • St Buryan Feast – Sunday nearest the 13th of May.
  • Mevagissey Feast – Around 29th June (St Peters Day).
  • Goldsithney Charter Fair – St James Day (Old Style) 5th August.
  • Zennor Feast – Sunday nearest the 6th of May.
  • Gulval Feast – Near 6th of June.
  • St Ives Feast – Sunday and Monday nearest the 3rd of February.
  • Mullion Feast – Sunday nearest 6th of November.
  • Camborne Feast – Near 15th November.
  • Sancreed Feast – Early June.
  • St Endellion Feast – Sunday nearest May bank holiday.
  • St Stythians Feast – Sunday closest to 10th .
  • St Allen Feast – 22nd February.
  • Morvah Fair – August 1st.
  • St Blazey Feast – Early Feb..
  • St Erth Feast – October 31st.
  • Ludgvan Feast – Monday and Sunday nearest 25th January.
  • St Hilary Feast – Mid – January.
  • Davidstow Feast – March 1st.
  • Gunwalloe Feast – March 3rd.
  • Porthleven Feast – February 22nd.
  • St Kew Feast – February 8th.

AK Hamilton Jenkin in his book Cornwall and the Cornish describe the celebrations commonly held on feast days, it seems from this description that sometimes feast days were the festival highlight of the year, celebrated much like we celebrate Christmas in the 21st Century.

St Ives Feast provided by St Ives TV YouTube channel.