Thirty Minute Video: 2015 Bermuda Day Parade

May 26, 2015

Thousands of locals lined the streets for the always-popular Bermuda Day parade yesterday [May 25], with entertainment provided by a wide variety of groups, and if you missed some of the action — or want to relive it — you can watch almost 30 minutes of parade highlights below.

Groups taking part in the parade included the Bermuda Longriders Motorcycle Club, St. John Ambulance, Bermuda Regiment, Miss Bermuda Lillian Lightbourn, Somerset Brigade Band, Miss Hospitality Cami Bean-Caines, Little Miss Paradise Sedona-Sky Kathleen Duffy, Olde Towne Bicycle Rentals, and the Bermuda Rifle & Drill Team.

Other groups included Aerie’s Adventures Nursery and Preschool Float, The Berkeley Institute Marching Band, Anointed Steps Dance Ministry School, Party Zone, The Ex-Artillery Elite Majorettes, Bermuda Squad Entertainers, Danji Productions Band, Dynamic Revolution Dance Crew, and Up With People.

The Gombey Warriors were on hand, as were United Dance Productions, Boundary Breakers, Global Link Dance Group, Bermuda Donquili African Dance, Fusion Fitness, Sui Generis Dance Team, For God’s Purpose Bermuda Liturgical Dancers, Rated ‘E’ Dance Group, Places New Generation Gombeys, Big Papa’s Surprise Improv Group, PHC Majorettes and Drum Corp.

Finally, spectators were able to see contributions from Calypso Queen Eileen and Dancers, Touch D Deck Band, The Motivated Old School Dancers, Ikaz Dance Group, H and H Gombeys, St George’s Original Dancerettes, Gombey Evolution, Chewstick Foundation, Bermuda Carnival Revelers and Passion Bermuda.

In recounting the history behind Bermuda Day, the official programme said, “Bermuda Day has become the culminating point of Heritage Month and has grown in significance and popularity as the most celebrated holiday in Bermuda, other than Cup Match. It is a day when Bermudians demonstrate their pride in and appreciation for the beauty of our island home.

“The annual marathon has particular significance as it was seen, after the riots of 1977, as an example of unity and camaraderie amongst Bermuda’s then racially divided community.”

To view our first set of photos of the Bermuda Day Parade, click here; for the second set of photos, click here; for set three, click here and for set four, click here.

For photos of the Bermuda Day Half Marathon, which was won by husband and wife duo Chris and Ashley Estwanik, click here; for full results of the Half Marathon, click here. For videos of the Sinclair Packwood Memorial Cycle Race, won by Shannon Lawrence and Zoenique Williams, click here.

For all of our Bermuda Day coverage, click here.

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