Orangemen's Day

Posted by on Sunday, July 9, 2017

Orangemen's Day commemorates the Battle of the Boyne, which took place in 1690 outside Drogheda, now in the Republic of Ireland.

It is a provincial holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador on the Monday closest to July 12.

Orangemen's Day is generally celebrated by people with a Protestant Irish or Scottish background, particularly those who support the Orange Order. In some areas of Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario, particularly Toronto, parades are organized by Lodges of the Orange Order.

During these parades, members of the lodges and their families march along a pre-arranged route carrying banners showing the name of the lodge and symbols associated with the Orange Order.

Provincial offices and some businesses and organizations may be closed or offer a limited service but post offices and many stores are open and public transport services operate to their usual schedules.

Orangemen's Day is not a public holiday in other parts of Canada.



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