Exploring Hamilton Camera in Hand I walked into…
First time arriving in Bermuda I knew nothing about the festivities on the Island, nor I did I know about the Bermuda Day Parade. I did no research. Only concerned was one thing, and that was getting to the beach, all I knew was that Bermuda has 75 miles of insanely, spectacular coastline, that’s plenty of potential beaches for my enjoyment. On a normal stroll out in Hamilton, camera in hand and I walked right into a colorful Bermuda Day Parade, but fearing embarrassment by my ignorance, I decided against asking a stranger who was snapping away near me about what I was witnessing. Instead, I yanked out my phone and did a quick google search on activities, holidays and general things to do — Google is truly your best friend, possibly even better than a dog — hands down more helpful.
What is Bermuda Day Parade
Bermuda day, one of the island’s most loved and enjoyable public holidays. Held every year on May 24th. It marks the unofficial beginning of summer in Bermuda. Both air and water temperatures rise a bit around this time, this is also when you will see most locals take their first dip in the ocean as well, although few did while I was there, mainly because everyone is either out watching the parade and apparently the water was still too cold by their standards, but warm enough for myself and other tourists.
Safety During Bermuda Day Parade
Bermuda is still generally safe, in fact, its one of the safest developed Islands that you will visit as a tourist. People are super friendly and helpful. During the Bermuda Day Parade, I had no concerns or triggered thoughts of my safety while exploring the area of the parade. This doesn’t mean that you should keep your guard all the way down, everywhere has a few bad apples, use the vibe that you get in any area as your guide, if you feel scared in any area, or in any dealing with someone, then there’s possible a good reason so listen to your spirit. Luckily you won’t have too possibly at all since it’s really a slice of heaven, so go out for a stroll though Hamilton and enjoy the parade.