The feast is marked with a special concert held in the parish church and a feast dinner. Unusually for Cornwall, the feast celebrates the life of a famous Saint not from Cornwall. St Hilary was actually from the French city of Poitiers, and was a writer on the subject of Christian theology (beliefs about the nature of God) who lived in 4AD.
St Hilary and Marazion
St Hilary Feast is held on the Sunday nearest to the 13th of January each year. It is celebrated in the parishes of St Hilary and the town of Marazion in west Cornwall. Marazion celebrates the event because of its historical link to the church of St Hilary.
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