Check the official 2015 public holidays list of Bermuda, declared by Bermuda Government. Find holidays calendar 2015 of Bermuda. Check dates in year 2015 for New year’s Day, Good Friday, Bermuda Day, National Hero’s Day, Emancipation Day, Somer’s day, Labour Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day in Bermuda. The following dates are observed as public holidays in Bermuda.
|Bermuda Public Holidays 2015|
|1||January||1||Thursday||New year’s Day|
|4||June||15||Monday||National Hero’s Day|
|New year’s Day|
|Bermudians celebrate the New Year’s eve (31st December evening) in restaurants and hotels. At King Square of St. George, traditional onion dropping takes place on 31st December at mid night bringing in the new year. On 1st January, many festive events take place in Bermuda. Festive celebrations take place on Front Street of Hamilton City and in St. George. The celebrations include live bands, dance, music and vendors selling food and various other items.|
|Good Friday is usually a beach day for most of the Bermudians. They also fly locally made kites on the beaches. This is also the day when they usually eat cod fish cakes. You can get cod fish cakes in restaurants serving Bermudian cuisine. In Horseshoe Bay Beach, there are several events held on Good Friday including Kite Festival, children’s games, Gombey dance and live musical entertainment.|
|On Bermuda Day the annual Bermuda Heritage Day Parade is held. This tradition is taken from Britain where birthday of Queen Empress Victoria is celebrated on this day. Some of the events on Bermuda Day includes the Marathon Derby. This is raced from Somerset to Hamilton over 13 miles by road, and over the hills and dales. Bermuda’s racing legend Stanley Burgess, participated for over 50 years in this marathon since he was 20. His final race was in 1983, when he was 84.|
|National Hero’s Day|
|October 13th was the official day for honoring the local heroes. However due to popular demand, the holiday is now celebrated in lieu of holiday for Queen’s birthday.|
|Emancipation day marks the end of Slavery in Bermuda. Slaves were freed and slavery was abolished in Bermuda in 1834 on this day. This is also the first day of the Cricket Cup Match held in the island.|
|Somer’s Day is a historical day when Bermuda was discovered by Admiral Sir George Somers in the year 1609. His ship Sea Venture got wrecked on a reef near the shore of Bermuda. He and his men came ashore which finally resulted in the first human settlement in the island and also the beginning of British colonization. This is also the second day of the Cricket Cup Match.|
|The labor day is celebrated towards the equality of trade and employment in Bermuda. The island had a long history of slavery, racial discrimination and economical disparity. In 1963, the Progressive Labor Party (PLP) was formed that started working towards equality of employment, land ownership, voting rights and fair trade. Many islanders actively worked together towards such social and economical reforms.|
|Bermuda Remembrance Day is similar to the Memorial Day held in the US. It is the day to pay tribute to those who served Bermuda during the Worldwars and Korean wars. The formal occasion is held at the Cenotaph, at Front Street Hamilton.|
|The whole day is spent is festive mood. People gather with their families at the beaches and enjoy a drink as they chat with fellow Bermudians. A traditional Christmas dish in Bermuda is Cassava Pie which is quite rich in starch. Cassava is part of woody shrubs which are originally from South America. In Bermuda they are mostly imported.|
|In Bermuda, Boxing day is meant for being generous to those who are less fortunate. Many give away food and drinks to the poor. As a tradition the Gombeys Troupes make their rounds and perform at various places in the island.|
- As Boxing Day, 26th December 2015, falls on a Saturday, Government Offices will be closed on Monday, 28th December.
- As Bermuda Day, May 24, 2015, falls on a Sunday, by virtue of the Public Holidays Act 1947, Monday May 25th, 2015 shall be Bermuda Day.
- Note that Government Offices are closed on every public holiday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the year, but are otherwise open for business each week from Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Public holidays that fall on a Sunday are normally observed the following day.
- For more detail please visit Government of Bermuda.