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A Child's View
THE FIRST two weeks in July are known by
many people as the ‘Twelfth Fortnight’.
I am going to tell you what I think of the two most important days of
this fortnight. They are the 11th
and 12th of July.
On the 11th of
bonfires are lit in many areas.
However, I’m not too sure why! It’s
in celebration, but can anyone tell me? (Also,
does anyone know why there are Orange Arches and what the symbols on them mean?)
I like the 11th night as it is good fun and an excuse to stay
up late. We have a party with family
In the morning of the 12th
it’s up early (about
) to get ready to go into
As everyone tries to get
the best view others are getting merchandise, such as sunglasses, hats, flags
and masks. My Brother and I always
get something to remember the Twelfth and this year (2003) we both got Union
Jack flags and masks.
After it’s chips all
round and then off to see the bands coming back again, which is rather
entertaining. I really like the
Twelfth of July as it’s a really exciting time of the year.
I think the atmosphere is great.
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