Laa Tinvaal Sonney Diu, Happy Tynwald Day. It is the day when the Isle of Man celebrates our national day and new laws are proclaimed in front of the nation and become law, they do not become law until they have done this. They are read out in English and Manx. People can petition directly to the court and many do which may or may not go further and become law.
The gathering is held on Tynwald Hill which is composed of soil from each of the Parishes of the Island and there is a fair with stalls and entertainment.
Some facts for you Tynwald is the oldest continuous, parliament in the world, being over 1,000yrs old. The Isle of Man was the first nation in the world to give women the vote.