Bermuda Day, May 24, 2016
In Bermuda their national day is celebrated on the anniversary of the Queen's Birthday. We had a saying in Canada when I was a kid.
The 24th of May
Is the Queen's Birthday
If we don't get a holiday
We'll all run away
In Canada, it has morphed into May long weekend, we have a holiday on the closest Monday to the 24, and it signifies the beginning of summer for most Canadians. Here in Bermuda they celebrate the holiday on the 24th no matter what day of the week it is. We went into Hamilton the capital to watch the Bermuda day parade. We found out that the day was not so much about the parade as being there. As you can see in the picture everyone had put up tent tops and brought chairs. They came down the night before to set up and on the day the family showed up with enough food to last all day.
The parade www very spread out but there were some great floats and the dance groups were very co-ordinated.