During feast week, there a number of events such as a rounders match between “East and West” and a clay pigeon shoot. Some families also keep up the old tradition of holding a big dinner. This was common in most parish feasts before the 21st century. For some, the celebration became as special as Christmas. Members of the family that lived far away would often travel back to Zennor especially for it.
The saint celebrated during Zennor Feast is St Senara, a Breton queen (from Brittany, in France) who was thrown into the sea in a barrel by her jealous husband. While she floated across the ocean, Senara gave birth to a child. This son eventually became St Budoc; another famous Cornish saint. She eventually arrived at Zennor, creating the church and community there. St Senara was a popular saint with local men who fished the dangerous waters near the village.