Easter in Bermuda
No one knows why they fly kites in Bermuda on Good Friday but thousands do. My other half has promised me that she will cycle down to Horseshoe Bay
today as I'm in Eastbourne, and take some snaps.
Bermuda's kites are made with wooden sticks, colourful tissue paper, glue, and string and the whole caboodle costs less than $5 to make. As I understand it, the shape of the kite
and the use of wood is meant to symbolize the cross that Jesus died on and the kite flying in the sky symbolizes his ascension to heaven and weather permitting they should make the skies over the little island light up today.
The other Bermudian Easter tradition is the scoffing of hot cross buns with cod fishcakes stuffed in between. The sweet and the savoury and unusual bedfellows. It took me two yesterday (see photo) to realise that I wasn't keen!
Today after arriving from Gatwick I think I will enjoy the more recognised Easter custom of eating chocolate and drinking red wine.