Tynwald Day celebrations going ahead at St John’s

The Isle of Man celebrates its national day today. The Tynwald Day celebrations are proceeding as planned at St John’s – though there will be a few differences in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

One element missing will be the presence of petitioners. They have been required to submit their petitions of grievance in advance of the Tynwald day ceremony.

Proceedings begin with the laying of a wreath by the Lt Governor at the war memorial in St John’s, which will be followed by a minute’s silence.

The weather is expected to hold mainly dry for the event, with bright spells developing and just the risk of a passing shower.