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BITS OF CULTURE - Bermuda
 
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Cultural Values
Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
Health Care Values
Diet
Interesting Facts
 

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Cultural Values
  • Wedding cakes of islanders are topped with a tiny sapling. After the wedding reception, the newlyweds plant the young tree at their home, where they watch it grow, as their marriage grows.
  • Bermudian newlyweds freeze the top half of their cake until they bring it out to celebrate the christening of the first-born. (In addition, the bride’s veil is also used as a shroud for the baby.)

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Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
 
Health Care Values

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Diet
  • Johnny-cakes - cornmeal griddle cakes with peas and rice - are popular everyday.
  • The most traditional meal is Sunday codfish breakfast, a huge affair consisting of codfish, eggs, boiled Irish potatoes, bananas, avocado, with a sauce of onions and tomatoes.
  • Cassava pie is a Christmas tradition and signifies the special significance the vegetable has for Bermudians, since it is credited with having helped early settlers get through periods of famine

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Interesting Facts
  • Judges still wear powdered wigs.
  • Bobbies direct traffic.
  • Cricket is the most popular sport.
  • Kite flying at Easter is a custom that is observed on Bermuda.
  • Before refrigeration, most homes had a separate structure called a buttery, always detached from the house. This is an old English expression that meant a place for making or storing butter and milk but became a pantry or larder. But the name was for a minaret shaped structure that was used to store perishable and other food in hot weather
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