Today in Cayman was a public holiday… for the Queen’s Birthday.
I’m not really a royalist, but many people in Cayman are very loyal to the Monarchy, and of course to the “mother country”. These days Cayman is called an “Overseas Territory”, and we still have close ties to the UK, what with having a Governor, and (crucially for investor confidence) control over the judiciary and the police force resting with the UK.
Anyway, we have a Monday holiday, but I don’t think many people in Cayman know what it is all about. We have a tiny little parade (after all, we are a tiny little place, only 45,000 people) over the weekend, but I thought some readers might be interested in referring back to the pomp and circumstance that is the real parade, known as Trooping the Colour (that is colour with a “u”, we spell in English down here too, not American )
If you ever get the chance to see this parade in person, or even on TV, it is most impressive. The part of the British Army that is involved is known as the Household Cavalry, so we get to see many mounted horsemen with the smartest dress uniforms you are ever likely to see. And as for precision drilling, well, these guys are hard to beat.
Now that is tradition for you !
As for me, I had a quiet day at home with the kids, isn’t that what holidays are about ? !