A showcase of Northern Ireland
2021 marks 100 years since the creation of Northern Ireland, which has paved the way for the formation of the United Kingdom as we know it today.
A programme of activity has been designed in consultation with historians, cultural experts and the people of Northern Ireland to mark the centenary with respect and inclusivity.
Elements will reflect on the past, on the people and developments that make Northern Ireland the great place it is today, but the programme will also focus on the present and the future.
Through a series of engaging events and activities the contribution of people from all communities, at home and elsewhere in the world, to the modern day Northern Ireland will be recognised. This includes the significant contribution of all those who have worked to support Northern Ireland throughout the COVID pandemic.
The centenary will also highlight the benefits of the Union to Northern Ireland - one which embraces the diverse perspectives and identities within the four nations of the UK. Our Story in the Making programme includes: