Traditions: Easter

During the week of Easter in Bermuda, you will hear nothing short of these three words – Fishcakes, Hot Cross Buns & Kites. Yes – Hot Cross Buns! The island wide tradition is for households (and restaurants) to make Fishcakes (with codfish) and Hot Cross Buns (typically with raisins and frosting). Every Good Friday in Bermuda, people of all ages will fly their many variations of kites at beaches, parks, backyards and cricket fields throughout the island. My favorite part of this holiday is the abundance of fishcakes. Fishcakes will be delivered to many households over the long weekend and those who didn’t make any will surely stop by someone’s house who is promised to have more than enough. Food plays a huge roll in a lot of the holidays celebrated on the island. Although fishcakes can be found throughout the year, they are typically made the most during Easter.

Tomorrow’s Events:

Chewstick’s Bermuda Good Friday Kitefest – Horseshoe Bay Beach
At one of Bermuda’s popular beaches, Chewstick will host this event with a Kite Competition, egg hunt, fun races with music provided by local talent and a performance by the Bermuda Gombey’s.

St. David’s Cricket Club: The Gilbert Lamb Day
At this cricket club, families will also participate in a variety of events including a kite competition, fishcake & hot cross bun competition, three legged race, egg and spoon race, tug-o-war, pie eating and hotdog eating competitions and the Mohawk Grand Prix  Go-cart Race.

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