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Thousands to Gather in Belfast to Mark Centenary of Northern Ireland

Orangemen pass the statue of Sir Edward Carson at Stormont before the start of the Northern Ireland centenary parade, on May 28. 

Orangemen pass the statue of Sir Edward Carson at Stormont before the start of the Northern Ireland centenary parade, on May 28. 

Photographer: Niall Carson/PA Images/Getty Images

Thousands of people are expected to gather in Belfast on Saturday to celebrate the centenary of Northern Ireland.

Lambeg drumming, food stalls and speeches are all planned, as thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of the city to mark 100 years since partition.