Where We Live
The Isle of Man (in Manx Gaelic Ellan Vannin) is a self-
Tynwald, the island's parliament, was founded in 979 AD. It is the oldest continuous parliament in the world. The annual ceremonial meeting in July on Tynwald Day, the island's national day, continues to be held at Tynwald Hill.
The Manx Flag
The TT Races
The main international sporting event associated with the island is the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy race, known as "The TT", which began in 1907. It takes place in late May and early June. The TT is now an international road racing event for motorcycles, which used to be part of the World Championship, and is long considered to be one of the "greatest motorcycle sporting events of the world". Taking place over a two week period, it has become a festival for motorcycling culture and has become part of Manx identity, with many giving the Island the title of "road racing capital of the world".