News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – The public is reminded that on May 8, 2023, there is a public holiday in recognition of the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty the Queen Consort.

To highlight the occasion, there are a series of events taking place starting on May 6, Coronation Day. Please see the attached e-flyer with the full line up of events.

On the actual holiday, the Government is partnering with the Bermuda Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., in support of the Royal Edition of the Children’s Reading Festival.

As a note, Coronation Weekend will include the following observances:

Saturday, May 6th, 2023 (Coronation Day)

  • Commemorative Tree planting
  • Opening of The Coronation Garden (Botanical Gardens)

Sunday, May 7th, 2023

  • 3pm ~ Service of Thanksgiving at The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity.

Monday, May 8th, 2023 (Public Holiday)

  • Children’s Reading Festival Royal Edition – Sponsored by the Ministry of Youth, Culture & Sport in partnership with the Bermuda Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc, and the Department of Libraries & Archives

The establishment of the Coronation Garden reflects His Majesty’s work in support of the environment and sustainable farming, and the planned Children’s Reading Festival recognizes Her Majesty the Queen Consort’s commitment to literacy, particularly for young people.