With a celebration-filled summer ahead, Bermuda is kicking off its festivities in early May, officially declaring the month of May ‘Heritage Month’, to celebrate the island’s history and its diverse cultural links to the UK.
The highlight is Bermuda Day on May 24th, which has been declared a public holiday and will feature a bonanza of activities on island to celebrate 400 years as a British territory.
The day includes a half-marathon, a cycling race, and performances by Bermuda’s beloved Gombey dancers as well as an official parade through the city of Hamilton.
Bermuda Day is also renowned as being the first day of the season when Bermudian’s take their first dip of the season with sea temperatures rising above 70 degrees around this time.
Bermuda’s heritage links with Britain also mean that this is the perfect place to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and experience some of the amazing history and culture on offer, such as:-
St. George’s Town - Founded in 1612, St George is the oldest continuously-inhabited English town on the island and is now recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Saturday, June 2nd – See a flotilla of vessels set sail around the island in honour of Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. This event will see island brought to light with a myriad of beacons in celebration of this momentous occasion.
Sunday, June 3rd – A special service will be held at The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, followed by Summer Sunday in the Park.
The best things come in small packages and Bermuda is no exception. With miles of breathtaking coastline, more golf courses per square mile than any other nation in the world, and only seven hours on a direct British Airways flight from London Gatwick – Bermuda offers a perfect blend of heritage and culture all within just 21 miles.