A major aspect of the May 24th holiday is always the Parade. After worry whether the Parade would happen due to the weather forecast, it started at 1:30pm, with locals lining the streets to enjoy the annual event.
To start the parade was a classic car, with the Bermuda Regiment coming out second. Then a number of convertible cars carrying people including Miss Big & Beautiful, Miss Teen Bermuda Islands, Little Miss Paradise, Glamorous Granny, Tom Wadson and many more. Also in the parade was the Somerset Brigade Band, Devonshire Ultimate Star Twirlers, Kiwanis Club, Split Personality Dancers, Men on a Mission, Ex-Artillery Elites and Band [which had a 66 yr old majorette], The Centre Drum Corp, St. George’s Dancerettes, PCC Majorettes, Sandy’s Secondary Middle School, 2 Fools, 2 Twenty Crew, Dragon Girl Dancers, Christ for the Nations, Warwick United Majorettes, S & S Racing Team, Xquisite Dance Group, PHC Majorettes and Drum Corp, Prezidential Swagg, Sybil Barrington, Graffitti Dance Crew, African Dancers, HPWC Hot Peppers, Royal Family Productions and many more.
Floats were by Corporation of Hamilton, Ministry of Culture and Social Rehabilitation, Kat King, St Marks Church Youth Venture, Ministry and Community and Cultural Affairs, Bermuda Agricultural Group, Smiths Parish Council and more. The Ministry of Culture and Social Rehabilitation’s float won three awards. And of course…..the Parade included various gombey troupes, and the parade, as always, closed out with the gombeys.
You can view a quick video of the Parade on our Facebook page.
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