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The Cayman Islands celebrated the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday in traditional British fashion, with a parade, an awards ceremony and a garden party at Government House. Members of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, in their ceremonial uniforms, led the parade along the waterfront before the official ceremony inside Elmslie Memorial United Church.
It’s a celebration fit for a monarch. The Cayman Islands will mark the official 91st birthday of Queen Elizabeth II with a parade and ceremony Saturday morning. The ceremony, on the front steps of the Legislative Assembly Building, begins at 9 a.m. This will be followed by a garden party from 10-11:30 a.m. on the front lawn of Governor Helen Kilpatrick’s residence, Government House, on West Bay Road.
The Bodden Town Heritage Committee is inviting the public to Summerfest on Monday, June 19 – the Queen’s Birthday public holiday. The event, which will take place at the Bodden Town Harry McCoy Sr. Community Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., will feature a fancy hat parade, local and international performances and musical acts.
Another public holiday – Election Day – has been declared for the Cayman Islands in 2017. Governor Helen Kilpatrick has approved the Elections Office’s schedule for the general election on May 24, 2017.
Next year’s public holidays begin with a long weekend for the new year, with Jan. 2 designated as a holiday, as Jan. 1 falls on a Sunday.
Guests took the opportunity to dress up, sip fine teas and indulge in some sophisticated finger foods, fancy sandwiches and sweets, all for a good cause, at the National Trust’s Queen’s Birthday tea party held at the Brac Heritage House on Monday, June 13.
Brackers were out in force last week to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday in Cayman Brac.
Hats were optional but plenty were seen at the garden party in Cayman to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s official 90th birthday over the holiday weekend.
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While Monday’s public holiday is designated to mark the official birthday of 90-year-old Queen Elizabeth II, celebrations in Cayman, which include a parade and a garden party, will be held on Saturday.
The June 11 long weekend marks the Queen’s 90th birthday, and on the Brac the event will be celebrated in style at the Queen’s Birthday Tea Party.