Culture

The Consummate Bermudian

The Bermuda Kite

There are not many things that categorically identify as Bermudian. One of them is the Bermuda kite. While stringing together pine sticks and tissue paper is hardly unique to our shores, there is a craftsmanship, aesthetic and measure of success that distinguishes a Bermuda kite. Put one in a line-up and it is instantly recognisable. Why? Because it is a carefully crafted cultural icon whose traditions are slightly esoteric and passed down through generations via oral history. Successful kitemakers did…


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Codfish Cakes …and other Good Friday traditions

In Bermuda the focus of this day is on the pleasures of kite flying and tucking into warm hot cross buns and codfish cakes—served either inside the bun or solo. The hot venue on Good Friday is Horseshoe Bay, where…


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11 Things to Know about Walsingham Before You Go

Walsingham Nature Reserve, or "Tom Moore's Jungle" as it's lovingly known, takes about two hours to explore. While some parts of the park demand sturdy shoes and light climbing, the views, lush vegetation and biodiversity make an afternoon spent in…


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Make the Most Out of Your Visit to Cooper’s Island

Cooper’s Island was only connected to St. David’s Island in 1944, when U.S. military activities on island caused it to be developed into a base. At this time, Cooper’s Islands was closed to the public and fifteen ammunition storage bunkers…


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How to Help Small Businesses During Covid-19

Are you the owner of a local business and would like to be included in this list? Email gabrielle@thebermudian.com to get in-touch! We're all trying our best to practice social distancing since the outbreak of COVID-19, and while that's great…

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Shop Bermuda’s Farmers’ Markets Like a Pro

There are plenty of reasons why you should be getting your produce from a local farmer’s market, namely that it’s the best way to support our local growers and help mitigate climate change by sidestepping the CO2 emissions produced when…