Twelfth of July: This year Orange Order makes ‘Battle of the Bug’ the key message

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The County Grand Orange Lodge of Belfast has launched their Belfast Orangefest campaign which encourages everyone to have an enjoyable, but different Twelfth this year.

The usual slogan ‘It’s About the Battle not the Bottle’, has been replaced with ‘This year, it’s about the Battle with the Bug’.

County Grand Master Spencer Beattie said: “2020 will be remembered as the ‘Stay at Home 12th’ since the Orange Institution have cancelled their parades to stop the potential spread of coronavirus.

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“While I want everyone to have a great day, it is important we all obey the regulations in place at the time.”

Lord Mayor of Belfast Frank McCoubrey was shown the logo for 2020 Belfast Orangefest and briefed about the extensive campaign that Belfast County has arranged.

Twelfth-related messages, which over recent years have appeared on buses and billboards, have this year been replaced with an online social media campaign.

Mr McCoubrey said: “It’s great to hear how Belfast Orangefest have adopted their theme to prioritise the health of everyone in the city.

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“The Twelfth is a great occasion for many of our citizens; I congratulate Spencer and the county on this initiative and want to wish everyone a great, socially distanced, stay at home, Twelfth of July.”

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