Every May the entire population on the island of Bermuda gathers to celebrate Bermuda Day, formerly known as Empire Day. The holiday initially marked the birthday of Queen Victoria across all of the British colonies. However, as the colonies gained independence this day shifted as a celebration to mark national identity and heritage.
Until May 2018, Bermuda Day was celebrated on May 24th. However, the national holiday is now celebrated on the last Friday of the month. The day begins with a marathon for kids and adults and is followed by parade. Vistors and residents set up camp along side the road and enjoy the day’s festivities with LOTS of food and plenty of drink. We were there to enjoy the celebration and our anniversary.
Tonya Fitzpatrick is a co-founder of World Footprints. A three-time TEDx presenter and international speaker, Tonya was appointed a Delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (63rd Session). An almost “recovering attorney”, Tonya has found her purpose as a cultural connector. She loves spreading positive messages about the power of travel and the strength of the common humanity we share. Tonya holds memberships in the National Speakers Association, Society of American Travel Journalists, Women in Film and Video, Society of Professional Journalists and the North American Travel Journalist Association where she serves as a Board Member. Tonya enjoys a life full of adventure, dark chocolate and champagne with her husband and business partner, Ian, and their beloved cat, Irwin.