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Golowan Festival

Venue: Golowan Festival, Penzance

Date: June 24, 2019

Start time: 10.00am

Golowan Festival

Golowan Festival, Penzance

The celebration of midsummer – the Feast of St. John – with bonfires, flaming tar barrels and burning torches was widespread in Cornwall until the late 19th century. Penzance was one of the last towns to lose this tradition in the

1890s, as the perceived fire risk had made insurance premiums too expensive.
In 1991, the tradition was revived by Alverton School, members of Kneehigh Theatre, Penwith Peninsula Project and Penzance Town Council. From the one day of celebration – Mazey Day – and with the continuing support of Penzance Town Council, Golowan grew to revive the old traditions of the Feast of St. John, with the Golowan Band, Serpent Dances, the Quay Fair, Mock Mayor Election, greenery, banners and giant imagery on parade. Hand-made banners and flags adorn the town throughout the festival.

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