Bermudian culture is a blend of African, British, Caribbean, Portuguese, American and Native American heritage which has fused into a culture that is unique in its own right. Being Bermudian is a way of life. For some, it’s following the Gombeys at the end of a holiday celebration. For others, it’s a Sunday trip to Paradise Lakes or watching the runners on Bermuda Day. It’s honouring our heroes in June and celebrating our freedom in August. Being Bermudian is climbing loquat trees in March and picking sweet cherries in May. It’s cassava pie at Christmas, kites on Good Friday and fish cakes at Easter. It’s the familial connections and community friendships that bind us all together.