The Twelfth 2017

July 12, 2017 in Ireland

The Twelfth is celebrated on July 12, 2017. The Twelfth (also called The Glorious Twelfth or Orangemen's Day) is a yearly Protestant celebration. It originated in Ireland during the 18th century. It celebrates the Glorious Revolution (1688) and victory of Protestant king William of Orange over Catholic king James II at the Battle of the Boyne (1690). Members of the Orange Order and Protestant marching bands hold large parades throughout Northern Ireland and, to a lesser extent, in other parts of the world where Orange lodges have been set up. Streets are also decorated with British flags and bunting. The Twelfth is a public holiday in Northern Ireland. While it is a Protestant celebration, not all Northern Irish Protestants celebrate it, whether due to political or cultural reasons or indifference. (With material from: Wikipedia)

Where is The Twelfth?
Nationwide
Ireland
When is The Twelfth?
Wednesday, the 12th of July 2017
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