Cricket. The world’s second largest sport is also the centerpiece of one of Bermuda’s largest national holidays. It all began back in 1901, when two “Friendly Societies” began competing for a silver cup. The match became so important to Bermudians that it was made a public holiday in the 1940s.
The highly anticipated game is played over two days as teams from Somerset, the West End of the island, and St. George's, the East End, face off. Somerset supporters wear red and blue while St. George’s supporters sport dark blue and light blue. The Cup Match venue in 2017 will be at St. George’s Cricket Club.