The Annual Peppercorn Ceremony May 8th King Square St. George’s

The Annual Peppercorn Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 8th at 10:30AM in King’s Square, St. George’s.

The Peppercorn Ceremony began in 1816 when Bermuda’s capital was moved from the Town of St. George to Hamilton.

The old State House, built in 1620, had been used by Bermuda’s parliament and cabinet up until that time and was offered to be rented by Bermuda’s Freemasons.

An agreement was made that the annual rent would amount to that of one peppercorn which set the foundation for an annual celebration by the Freemasons to mark the paying of the rent.

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