Orangemen’s Day 12th July Newfoundland 2018

Newfoundland and Labrador is a beautiful province of Canada which according to the statistics of 2013, had a population of 526,702. The place is known for a connection of Islands and these are the parts where most of the province’s populations lives. After the celebrations and parades of Orangemen’s Day in Ireland, Newfoundland is one of the places whose ‘The Twelfth’ celebrations are known all across the world. Having a large number of Protestant population are one of the reasons why we see some really great celebrations and just like other years, this year on Orangemen’s Day 12th July Newfoundland 2018, we will be witnessing these celebrations in the complete marching season. Canada being one of the biggest democracies and a peaceful country, provides the peaceful and full right to express the religious point of view and that is why you see such celebrations all over Newfoundland.

Before we move on to discuss more about these Orangemen’s Day 12th July Newfoundland 2018, let us now discuss the historical reason behind the Orangemen’s Day. Orangemen’s Day or The Twelfth is an event celebrated by Protestant Christians in memory of the great victory of Protestant King William of Orange over the Catholic King James II. This victory was a result of the Battle of the Boyne which was fought between these two Christians Kings. The battle has great historical significance due to many reasons. One of the reasons for this battle being so historically important is this war being the last battle between the two main Christian sides and after that, there are not any bigger battles recorded in the history. Secondly, the Protestant Christian got their Protestant Ascendancy in the Ireland and that is why all the biggest parades or Orange Walks which you see in the marching season are mainly from Ireland and Canada.

Events of Orangemen’s Day 12th July Newfoundland 2018:

Orangemen’s Day, also known as Orange Day, is celebrated on July 12th, is a provincial holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador on the Monday closest to July 12th. Orangemen’s Day commemorates the 1690 Protestant victory over Roman Catholic forces in the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland. King William III of Orange, the Protestant King of England, defeated former King James II, a Catholic. The Orange Order was established a century after the Battle of the Boyne and steadily grew in the 19th century as a patriotic bulwark against what many Protestants saw as treasonous Catholicism. By the end of the 19th century Orangemen’s parades were commonplace in many Newfoundland communities.

In some Newfoundland and Labrador communities, Orangemen’s Day celebrations are rescheduled in the winter season so that fishermen on the northeast coast do not lose money during the lucrative cod fishing season. However, even during the times of winter and when the marching season is over, the people of Newfoundland celebrate the event with high spirits and you don’t see their numbers lessening. So, these were most of the things we could discuss related to the Orangemen’s Day celebrations and parades in Newfoundland.

Orangemen’s Day 12th July Newfoundland 2018: Historical Importance.

Behind every event, there is a huge history. Now the reason behind these massive celebration of Orangemen’s day are no mystery. It is a day when Protestants celebrate the power balance between the two Christian groups, Catholics and themselves. Now even though we read that this event is definitely of huge importance to Ireland, it is also important to study that why is it celebrated with such passion in other countries especially in Canada. For this, we are going to tell you more about that in this article and also we will discuss more about things such as the symbols of this day and what is the public life routine during the marching season or Orange Walks. So let us begin with that now.

The Battle of the Boyne in 1690 is seen as an important part of Ireland’s history and pivotal in the power balance Protestants and Catholics in Great Britain and Ireland. Orangemen’s Day is also celebrated in parts of the United Kingdom, especially in Northern Ireland. By the end of the 19th century Orangemen’s parades were commonplace in many Newfoundland communities. In the early days, Orangemen’s Day was marked with large military parades, which lead to uneasy relationships between different religious groups and sectarian violence. Now Orangemen’s Day celebrations are peaceful community celebrations suitable for all ages.

Life on Orangemen’s Day 12th July Newfoundland.

The Monday closest to July 12 is a provincial holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador. 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. There may be some local disruption to traffic around parades. Orangemen’s Day is not a public holiday in other parts of Canada. Let us talk about some of the symbols related to this event.

Well, as the name suggest, the biggest symbol which worn and presented throughout the world is the Orange color and that is because this was the color of William of Orange. During the parades, men usually wear white shirts and gloves under dark suits and orange collarettes. Collarettes are narrow bands of cloth draped around the neck and fastened in front to form a “V” shape on the wearer’s chest. They are decorated with symbols that represent the lodge, to which the wearer belongs, and the positions he holds and the awards he has received. The banners carried during the parades also represent Orangemen’s Day and the events in history that inspired the celebrations. In Canada many Orangemen’s Day parade banners have an orange or blue background and the name of the lodge they represent.

Final Words on Orangemen’s Day 12th July Newfoundland 2018:

So was pretty much everything about the event of Orangemen’s Day 12th July Newfoundland 2018. We also told you about the history, activities during the marching season, public life during the event and also the symbols which are associated with this event. To get latest updates and news on this event or to read the detailed historical events of the ‘The Twelfth’, keep visiting our website.

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