Bizarre Bethany Beach Labor Day Rituals

Bethany Beach Delaware has a couple of crazy end of summer rituals. Have you seen any of these?

The sleepy beach town mourns the end of summer, on Labor Day, with a New Orleans-style jazz funeral. Yes there is a coffin, marked ‘summer’ to show the season passing on.

Bethany Beach Lifeguards mark the last day of summer by heading to Garfield Pkwy, and the first-year guards, take off their swimsuits. They run buff into the ocean. Hopefully this event is at night!

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  1. Ziggurat says:

    You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. The BB lifeguards also marked the last day of summer by heading to Garfield Pkwy, where the first-year guards all changed out of their swimsuits and ran into the ocean naked. Not sure if they still do it anymore, but I’ve seen postcards showing the event as far away as San Francisco.

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