Definition of the Apprentice Boys' Parade from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Apprentice Boys' Parade

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an occasion on 12 August every year when some of the Protestant citizens of Northern Ireland march through the streets of Derry, in memory of the day in 1689 when the army of the Roman Catholic King James II was forced to give up attacking the town. The march creates tension between Protestants and Catholics, and this has sometimes led to violence. see also Orangeman