What are the Shriners, how are they related to Freemasonry?

The Shriners are an organization affiliated with Freemasonry. They are dedicated to philanthropic activities and providing assistance for children with medical needs.

The organization was founded in 1870 by a group of Freemasons and is open to all Master Masons in good standing.

Shriners International is a fraternity based on the principles of fun, fellowship, and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief, and truth. Its members are known as Shriners or Shriner Freemasons.

The organization is best known for the Shriners Hospitals for Children it administers, and the red fezzes that members wear as part of their regalia.