Tynwald Day
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Isle of Man's national day, Tynwald Day, celebrated

Tynwald Day, the only day of the year when parliament is held in the open air, has been celebrated on the Isle of Man.

The ceremony has been held in St John's for more than 1,000 years.

Tynwald Day was first codified by the Manx parliament on the hill in 1417. New laws are promulgated in both English and Gaelic.

The public get the chance to lobby the law-makers by presenting petitions.

Millie Blenkinsop-French, 71, is petitioning for euthanasia to be legalised. She has suffered two mini strokes and told the BBC: "I'm not afraid of dying, but it's how I die that worries me. It should be my choice."

  • 07 Jul 2014