Bermuda Day

Bermuda Day was formerly known as the Empire Day and was earlier held mainly to celebrate the birthday of Queen Victoria. It was first celebrated on May 24, 1902 to unite all the British colonies with a common cause of celebrating the Queen’s birthday. However as the colonies became independent, this day was celebrated to mark their own national identity and heritage. In 1958 the Empire Day became known as Commonwealth Day.  These days for most Bermudians, the day marks the beginning of summer in the island. Bermuda day is a public holiday and is usually held on May 24th every year. If the date falls on a weekend, then it is held on the nearest weekday. Bermuda Day is now also known as Heritage Day as it showcases the island’s culture and heritage.

Pawpaw and Ground Beef Casserole

Pawpaw and Ground Beef Casserole


Serves 4


  • 2 pawpaw skinned, seeded and sliced (Pawpaw sub 3 bananas and 1 mango together)
  • 2 large tomatoes sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoon grape seed oil
  • 4 rashers of bacon diced
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 onion sliced diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated


Bake or BBQ paw paw until very soft then mash and layer 1/2 on the bottom of a baking dish. In a fry pan add oil and cook diced bacon until crisp, place on a paper towel and set aside, add ground beef and onions to fry pan and saute until browned. In the mean time layer tomato slices on top of paw paw . When meat is done add bacon, stir and layer on top of tomatoes then place the other 1/2 of paw paw on top of meat finish with cheese on top bake in oven for 30 minutes.

Try with:

Dark and Stormy cocktail or  French ( Cote du Rhone)       Enjoy!