Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast

A sign asks for a celebration of the Orange Festival with no overconsumption of alcool. The Orange Day is organised by protestants and loyalists. After the war of Independance and Anglo Irish Treaty, Ireland was split and Northern Ireland, mostly of Protestant culture remained into the United Kingdom. The Protestants fear that unification with the Republic of Ireland with a catholic majority might put them in a minority situation. Therefore they are really attached to brelonging in UK and the Protestant areas of Belfast voted in favor of the Brexit. The Orange Day remember the battle of Boyne in 1690 and the victory of William 3rd of Orange-Nassau against the catholic Irish of Ireland. Still controversial these events are less prone to violence than the previous decades. Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast

It's a tradition to burn these heavy Bonfires all around Northern Ireland on the night before Orange Day. This bonfires shows irish flags, pro scotland independance flags and a portrait of a Sinn Fein (Irish Nationalist) politician, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast

A young girl holds her Union Jack flag in front of a small fire set by inhabitants of Sandy Row before the 11th july Bonfire Celebration, taking place on the night before the Orange Day. Sandy Row is a working class street of Belfast. Protestant, it had a strong UDA (Ulster Defense Association, a paramilitary and vigilance movement) presence during the troubled, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast

People get their lunch on a food truck to the colours of the Union Jack before going to the bonfire of Sandy Row, a Protestant working class area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast

People dance and drink in the street before going to the bonfire of Sandy Row. Bonfire are a tradition across Northern Ireland and held on July 11th, just before the Orange Day celebrations. Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast

Young kids use Molotov cocktails to light the bonfire set up on Sandy Row area in Belfast on the day before the Orange Day. Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast

A man waves a Union Jack flag in front of the burning bonfire set on Sandy Row area in Belfast on the day before the Orange Day. Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast

The burning bonfire set on Sandy Row area in Belfast collapses as the Sinn Feinn Poster and Irish flag are not yet burnt on the day before the Orange Day in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast

A man wearing a shirt to the colours of Nother Ireland (Ulster is Yellow and includes 3 more counties who now belong to Ireland) watches the bonfire set on fire on Sandy Row area in Belfast on the day before the Orange Day. Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast

A man stands in the front of the Bonfire while the firefighters protect a building on Sandy Row area in Belfast on the day before the Orange Day in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast

The firefighters of Belfast protect a building near the burning bonfire. Although the heat is pretty intense, they are used to it and it's a pretty routine intervention. Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast

Two young girls wearing a Glasgow FC shirt and a dress and bows with the colors of the Union Jack come to assist to the Parade on the Orange Day in Belfast. The Protestant of Northern Ireland are call themselves Ulster Scots and come from a migrating movement of the scottish people in Ireland. The Glasgow Rangers is the protestant team of Glasgow while the Celtic is the catholic. The Old Firm is the derby from Glasgow where rivalry between these two communities is at the heart of the fights. Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast

Accessories for toddlers claiming the pride to be a protestant. "Proud to be a prod" is heard often during these days. Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast

A member of the Protestant Orange Order. Older members participate to the Parade in a car if they health is not sufficien. Orange Order is a very conservative, loyalist movement, they are gatekeepers to the values of the Protestant Community across Northern Ireland and sometimes Ireland. Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast

A man withdraws money from Ulster Bank cash machine while a participant to the Parade waits for his marching band on the Orange Day in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast

Musician from a marching band in the Parade in front of the City Hall on the Orange Day in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast

Members of the Protestant Orange Order, a conservative, loyalist movement, wearing their traditional black suit, orange collarettes, bowler hat, lead the Parade on the Orange Day in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast

Flagbearers in the Parade on the Orange Day in Belfast. They lower the flags as they pass in front of the City Hall. Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast

Spectators wearing accessories to the colours of Orange and Union Jack watch the Flagbearers in the Parade on the Orange Day in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast

A spectator wears a shirt and braces to the colours of the Union Jack during the Parade on the Orange Day in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast

Flagbearers in the Parade on the Orange Day in Belfast. Many lodges of the Orange Order gather in Belfast and they pair with local marching bands to walk on the Twelth in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast
Orange Day Fest - Belfast

A sign asks for a celebration of the Orange Festival with no overconsumption of alcool. The Orange Day is organised by protestants and loyalists. After the war of Independance and Anglo Irish Treaty, Ireland was split and Northern Ireland, mostly of Protestant culture remained into the United Kingdom. The Protestants fear that unification with the Republic of Ireland with a catholic majority might put them in a minority situation. Therefore they are really attached to brelonging in UK and the Protestant areas of Belfast voted in favor of the Brexit. The Orange Day remember the battle of Boyne in 1690 and the victory of William 3rd of Orange-Nassau against the catholic Irish of Ireland. Still controversial these events are less prone to violence than the previous decades. Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast

It's a tradition to burn these heavy Bonfires all around Northern Ireland on the night before Orange Day. This bonfires shows irish flags, pro scotland independance flags and a portrait of a Sinn Fein (Irish Nationalist) politician, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast

A young girl holds her Union Jack flag in front of a small fire set by inhabitants of Sandy Row before the 11th july Bonfire Celebration, taking place on the night before the Orange Day. Sandy Row is a working class street of Belfast. Protestant, it had a strong UDA (Ulster Defense Association, a paramilitary and vigilance movement) presence during the troubled, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast

People get their lunch on a food truck to the colours of the Union Jack before going to the bonfire of Sandy Row, a Protestant working class area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast

People dance and drink in the street before going to the bonfire of Sandy Row. Bonfire are a tradition across Northern Ireland and held on July 11th, just before the Orange Day celebrations. Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast

Young kids use Molotov cocktails to light the bonfire set up on Sandy Row area in Belfast on the day before the Orange Day. Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast

A man waves a Union Jack flag in front of the burning bonfire set on Sandy Row area in Belfast on the day before the Orange Day. Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast

The burning bonfire set on Sandy Row area in Belfast collapses as the Sinn Feinn Poster and Irish flag are not yet burnt on the day before the Orange Day in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast

A man wearing a shirt to the colours of Nother Ireland (Ulster is Yellow and includes 3 more counties who now belong to Ireland) watches the bonfire set on fire on Sandy Row area in Belfast on the day before the Orange Day. Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast

A man stands in the front of the Bonfire while the firefighters protect a building on Sandy Row area in Belfast on the day before the Orange Day in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast

The firefighters of Belfast protect a building near the burning bonfire. Although the heat is pretty intense, they are used to it and it's a pretty routine intervention. Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast

Two young girls wearing a Glasgow FC shirt and a dress and bows with the colors of the Union Jack come to assist to the Parade on the Orange Day in Belfast. The Protestant of Northern Ireland are call themselves Ulster Scots and come from a migrating movement of the scottish people in Ireland. The Glasgow Rangers is the protestant team of Glasgow while the Celtic is the catholic. The Old Firm is the derby from Glasgow where rivalry between these two communities is at the heart of the fights. Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast

Accessories for toddlers claiming the pride to be a protestant. "Proud to be a prod" is heard often during these days. Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast

A member of the Protestant Orange Order. Older members participate to the Parade in a car if they health is not sufficien. Orange Order is a very conservative, loyalist movement, they are gatekeepers to the values of the Protestant Community across Northern Ireland and sometimes Ireland. Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast

A man withdraws money from Ulster Bank cash machine while a participant to the Parade waits for his marching band on the Orange Day in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast

Musician from a marching band in the Parade in front of the City Hall on the Orange Day in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast

Members of the Protestant Orange Order, a conservative, loyalist movement, wearing their traditional black suit, orange collarettes, bowler hat, lead the Parade on the Orange Day in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast

Flagbearers in the Parade on the Orange Day in Belfast. They lower the flags as they pass in front of the City Hall. Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orange Day Fest - Belfast

Spectators wearing accessories to the colours of Orange and Union Jack watch the Flagbearers in the Parade on the Orange Day in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Orange Day Fest - Belfast

A spectator wears a shirt and braces to the colours of the Union Jack during the Parade on the Orange Day in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Orange Day Fest - Belfast

Flagbearers in the Parade on the Orange Day in Belfast. Many lodges of the Orange Order gather in Belfast and they pair with local marching bands to walk on the Twelth in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

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