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Island celebrates 're-imagined' Tynwald Day

5 July bank holiday ceremony moved to Monday

Today is the official Tynwald Day.

Traditionally the Manx national day falls on the 5 July, however when it falls on a Sunday, the day is switched to a Monday.

Whilst Tynwald Day takes a different shape today there's still plenty of tradition to enjoy, albeit a scaled down version.

The Lieutenant Governor will still lay a wreath at the War Memorial in St Johns, and a minute's silence will be observed.

The scaled down ceremony means petitioners won't be allowed to physically attend this year - submitting petitions in advance instead.  

And people are being assured the integrity of the important day for Manx people will be maintained.

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