The Twelfth, also known as Orangemen's Day
The Twelfth, also known as Orangemen's Day is held on July 12. Northern Ireland, Scotland, Newfoundland and Labrador. This event in the second decade of the month July is annual. Help us
The day commemorates Protestant king William of Orange's victory over Catholic king James II at the Battle of the Boyne: a pivotal moment for the Protestant cause. Orangemen or Orangewomen can refer to: Historically, supporters of William of Orange. Members of the modern Orange Order, a Protestant fraternal organisation. Members or supporters of the Armagh GAA Gaelic football team.
Because of their association with King William of Orange, the fraternity has taken orange as its signature colour. Why orange? Well, because King William was born in the Netherlands. Around The Twelfth, orange bunting goes up, and members of the order wear orange sashes in memory of 'King Billy'.
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