This is my favourite holiday! No matter where I am, I will always fly home for it! See CupMatch 2015 for evidence..
Now what exactly is CupMatch?
CupMatch, a public holiday unique to the island of Bermuda, is a time in which the community enjoys a two day celebration of camping, boating, swimming and most importantly cricket. Every year, before the start of the Cup Match holiday, rival fans can be seen donning their team’s colours – red and navy for Somerset, pale blue and dark blue for St George’s in preparation for the big event. The venue for the game changes yearly as each side takes a turn in hosting Cup Match.
The forerunner to Cup Match was introduced after the abolition of slavery in Bermuda. Men from Somerset and St. George’s met in friendly rivalry and held celebrations of Emancipation by holding annual picnics to mark the anniversary of the abolition of slavery.
-Bermuda.com read more here
Apart from its rich history in liberty, the two day holiday is ALWAYS a good time. In true Bermudian form, any holiday is an excuse to get fly! Here’s some of my faves from the field on the second day!
Also, check out GQ’s coverage of the event here.