To adapt an old song, every day (of this weekend) is the Twelfth of July. Some 33 applications for parades on Saturday, four on the Sabbath itself and 233 for Monday. At the maximum permitted 30 per gathering, that is more than 8,000 marchers stretching their legs.
Some hastily arranged Zoom meetings for the Parades Commission to look at the routes.
Not-the-Twelfth could be even bigger than a republican funeral.
There have been numerous restraining voices from Grand Lodge and unionist politicians, urging respect for social distancing, sensible spacing and online activities.
Most will surely adhere.
Here they stand apart for they can do no other? But some folk might get carried away. And, to the chagrin of some brethren, the extended bank holiday might involve more songs and Stella than Scripture.
But for the tens of thousands who love the Twelfth, the unusual nature of this year's event could still be joyous.
Rather than followers having to travel to appointed demonstration venues, parading will be highly localised. And supporters might cheer on those local bands from their doorstep, enjoying the annual celebration of their history, religion and culture.
Given the global pandemic, it is not just in Northern Ireland that the Boyne celebration is in abeyance this year.
Parades have been cancelled in several locations: Toronto, Glasgow, Liverpool and Southport march, among others.
There has been a notable recent reduction in parading controversies in Northern Ireland, even if the issues were not truly resolved.
Successive surveys (2010, 2015, 2017) showed nationalists did not want Orange demonstrations skirting their areas, whereas the most common unionist response was support for unfettered parading rights.
Proximity to parades was important in shaping attitudes. Surprisingly, though, this year's University of Liverpool survey found nationalists less happy with the Parades Commission than unionists.
One-third of DUP voters felt the Parades Commission was doing either a 'very good' or 'good job, not many less than the 38% who thought the commission was performing a 'very bad' or 'bad' job - and a further 18% were neutral, stating that the regulatory body was doing 'neither a good nor bad' job.
However, approval for the Parades Commission falls to one-fifth among members of the Orange Order.
UUP voters were slightly more critical of the commission than DUP backers.
But both sets of unionists showed more support for the commission than Sinn Fein's voters, only 10% of whom said it was doing a 'very good' or 'good' job, with 29% saying 'neither good nor bad' and 30% declaring it was doing a 'bad' or 'very bad' job. One-in-six Sinn Fein voters said they did not know.
Since the banning of the return Ardoyne parade on the Twelfth, marching issues have faded in salience.
Riots in north Belfast seemed almost an annual feature. But Ross Kemp's Extreme World series would no longer give the place star billing.
This will be an unusual Twelfth, a holiday weekend which, despite all restrictions, will be a celebration for followers of the Orange tradition.
Adherents will be desperate for the return of full Orangefest next year. But this year's muted event might yet be traditional in one respect. The forecast says it will end with rain.
Jon Tonge is Professor of Politics at the University of Liverpool and co-author of Loyal To The Core? Orangeism And Britishness In Northern Ireland