Bermuda Day is a National Holiday in Bermuda. It is always celebrated on May 24th, or the weekday nearest May 24 if that date falls on the weekend.
Bermuda Day is traditionally the first day that Bermudians will “take their first dip” in the ocean. Many people also see Bermuda Day as the first day on which they can go out on the water after the winter and consequently there is always a rush “to get one’s boat in the water” just before May 24.
The highlight of the Bermuda Day Holiday, is the elaborate Heritage Day Parade in Hamilton and locals are well known to stake out particular sections along the route as much as 48 hours in advance in order to have a front seat as the runners and floats pass by!