Tynwald Day celebrations in the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is celebrating its national day. All the new laws agreed over the past year will be read out on Tynwald Hill so they can become law.

Tynwald Day celebrations on the IOM

Thousands of people will gather on the Isle of Man for the annual bank holiday, Tynwald Day. A highlight is the Viking camp built in St John's telling stories of combat and the area's history.

The focal event is the Tynwald ceremony, when parliament will held in the open air. This has been the annual tradition on Tynwald Hill for more than 1,000 years.

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Tyndwald Day celebrations

Thousands of people have turned out for the annual Tynwald Day on the Isle of Man. The national holiday celebrates all that's special about the island. The day centres around an open air sitting of parliament. Andy Bonner has more.

Tynwald Day on the Isle of Man

The session is underway on Tynwald Hill Credit: ITV Andy Bonner

The Isle of Man is celebrating Tynwald Day. The Manx Parliament will be held in open session on Tynwald Hill. All the new bills agreed over the past year will be read out, both in Manx and English so they can become law. Thousands of people from around the island are attending the ceremony.

The Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man Adam Wood in procession to Tynwald Hill Credit: ITV Andy Bonner
Big crowds for Tynwald Day on the Isle of Man Credit: ITV Andy Bonner

Isle of Man celebrates Tynwald Day

The Isle of Man is celebrating its national day.

As always the Manx Parliament will be held in open session.

All the new laws agreed over the past year will be read out onTynwald Hill so they can become law.

Tynwald day gets under way. Credit: ITV News
Tynwald ceremony
The people of the Isle of Man hold celebrations at Tynwald Hill