Peppercorn Ceremony to be held on Monday

  • Pomp and ceremony: the 200th Peppercorn Ceremony in 2016 (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Pomp and ceremony: the 200th Peppercorn Ceremony in 2016 (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

St George’s will celebrate the Annual Peppercorn Ceremony on Monday with traditional flair.

A Corporation of St George spokesman said: “We welcome all to come out and enjoy the Bermuda Regiment Band with its pomp and pageantry and all of the history that surrounds the event.”

The ceremony features the Freemasons’ Lodge paying its annual rent of a single peppercorn to the Governor for use of the Old State House.

The event dates back to 1816, when the capital of the island was moved from St George’s to Hamilton.

The event is traditionally held on the Wednesday closest to St George’s Day, April 23, but this year the event has been moved to St George’s Day itself.

The ceremony is scheduled to take place at 11am in King’s Square.

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Published Apr 20, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Apr 20, 2018 at 7:36 am)

Peppercorn Ceremony to be held on Monday

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