You're Missing Out On the Biggest Party of the Year Right Now in Bermuda
Want an epic party? Head to Bermuda this weekend. (Photo: Jo Piazza)
If you’ve never lived in Bermuda, you could be forgiven for not knowing that this weekend is the biggest party weekend of the entire year on the tiny island in the Atlantic Ocean. We are talking about a four-day extravaganza of beach bashes, camping, eating, drinking, gambling, and cricket. Yes, cricket. This holiday centers on the Cup Match, a two-day cricket match between the island’s rivals, Somerset and St. George, a fierce competition more than 100 years in the making that celebrates both the island’s emancipation and its founding.
On Friday, Somerset Cricket Club will pack in 15,000 people (a lot of people for Bermuda). (Photo: Jo Piazza)
“We’re the only country in the world that has a public holiday to play a sport,” David Burgess, a local cab driver, bragged to me as he showed me around the island’s festivities. David proudly sported his pale and dark blue St. George ribbons. His wife was decked out in Somerset red.
“The rivalry can put a strain on a marriage,” he laughed. “Right now Somerset holds the Cup.”
If you aren’t wearing team colors during Cup Match weekend, you are not a Bermudan.
Come one, come all to get your Cup Match swag. (Photo: Jo Piazza)