Edward Stevenson has confirmed that the Orange Institution will not hold its annual Twelfth of July demonstrations this year. ... More posts from the ireland community. Posted by 15 days ago. Twelfth of July parades cancelled due to outbreak. BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: An Orange man fixes his tie before the off during the annual 12th of July Orange march and demonstration takes place on July 12, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The two additional days are St. Patrick’s Day on 17 March and the Battle of the Boyne, or The Twelfth or Orangemen’s Day, on 12 July. 38 comments. NORTHERN IRELAND’S ANNUAL Twelfth of July parades have been cancelled for the first time since the Second World War due to coronavirus, the … A public holiday, it celebrates the victory of Protestant King William of Orange over Catholic King James II during the Glorious Revolution. The Twelfth cannot be isolated from other events during the year of which it is the climax. 6.1k. Posted by 3 days ago. Close. bbc.co.uk/news/u... COVID-19. July 12th, more commonly known as ‘The Twelfth’, is an important day in the Northern Irish calendar. The chances of difficulties which can colour perceptions of the Twelfth have grown exponentially as the number of parades has risen from 2,120 in 1985 to 3,801 in 2008/9. Video: Freya McClements Twelfth of July parades cancelled due to outbreak. A further one takes place in Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal on the Saturday before the Twelfth. A number of parades have taken place across Northern Ireland to mark the Twelfth of July. Orangemen and women commemorate 'The Twelfth' with 18 colourful band and lodge parades - or demonstrations - across NI. There are ten public holidays in Northern Ireland, eight in England and Wales, and nine in Scotland.. The Grand Master of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, Wor. King William III – also known as King William of Orange […] Members of the Orange Order march through Belfast city as Twelfth of July parades take place across Northern Ireland. The decision has been taken in light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and follows consultation with the Grand Masters of Engla Orangemen’s Day is a day celebrated in Northern Ireland on the 12th of July to commemorate the Battle of Boyne; A battle that took place in 1690 between James II of England – a Catholic – and William III of England – a Protestant. Thousands of Orange Order members have taken to the streets of Northern Ireland to celebrate the main date in the Protestant loyal order parading season. COVID-19. Clearly many of these are not traditional though Twelfth routes are more likely to be. Bro. July 12th is the most important date in the Orange calendar and marks the anniversary of King William's Battle of the Boyne victory. Bank holidays in Northern Ireland typically follow those in England and Wales with an additional two thrown in for good measure.