|2021 Date||July 12, 2021|
Orangemen's Day History
Orangemen’s Day seeks to commemorate the Battle of Boyne in 1690. This day recognizes the victory of Protestant Prince William of Orange over Catholic King James II. It also recognizes William becoming King of Ireland, Scotland, and England. William of Orange successfully stopped King James II’s attempt at regaining the British crown. He was able to end the war in Ireland and become king. This day celebrates his victory. Celebrations typically include large parades and marches.
Orangemen’s day is typically celebrated by Irish or Scottish descendants of the Protestant faith. It is a provincial holiday and is celebrated annually on July 12th.
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