Brethren, Sisters and Friends,
May I welcome you to the Orange Institution’s page detailing the parades which will take place this year to mark the 331st Anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne.
Once again it will be a different Twelfth of July; but our focus very much remains on celebrating King William’s momentous victory.
Last year we had the Twelfth at Home as the Orange Family played its part in a very different battle – the battle against Covid-19.
This year we will celebrate the Twelfth near home. There will be around 100 demonstrations at locations all across Northern Ireland. They will be smaller than usual, as district parades are necessary to ensure we meet the restrictions that are in place at this stage.
In this Northern Ireland’s CentenNIal year, it is perhaps more important than ever that we are parading with our brethren, bands and supporters.
2021 must be viewed as a stepping-stone on the road to normality. Come 2022 it is our great hope that Covid-19 will be under control, and our parades will be held as normal.
This website seeks to help provide some guidance to where parades are taking place and they are listed below on a county-by-county basis.
I trust you will all continue to help in the fight against Covid-19 by respecting the health guidelines of social distancing, washing your hands regularly and wearing a face covering where required.
I would like to conclude by wishing you all a safe and glorious Twelfth, wherever you are celebrating it.
To view a list of demonstrations in Co Armagh click the map
There will be nine different venues hosting demonstrations in County Armagh this year, including Armagh City, Portadown and the village of Loughgall.