The streets of Belfast were full of people joining in the world-wide jubilation following the announcement of the end of World War I. Known as Victory Day, the celebrations and parade started early in the morning of Nov. 11, 1918, with all the whistles and church bells ringing. By mid-morning, a bonfire had been started on Main Street, American flags appeared and everyone grabbed any sort of noise maker. All businesses closed for the day and a patriotic procession more than a mile long, made its way through city streets. In the evening a Victory meeting was held in the Opera House and a free dance closed the program.