Definition of marching season noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


marching season

BrE BrE//ˈmɑːtʃɪŋ siːzn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrtʃɪŋ siːzn//
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(in Northern Ireland) the time in July and August when Protestant groups march through the streets in memory of victories over Catholics in the 17th century Culture The Order of Orangemen is especially involved in organizing the marches. The main victory celebrated is that of the Battle of the Boyne. The marches are often the cause of conflict with Northern Ireland's Catholic population. In 1998 the Parades Commission was set up to decide where marches should be allowed to go and to make sure they caused no trouble. see also the Apprentice Boys' Parade