Holidays in British Virgin Islands 2023

In the British Virgin Islands, there are 12 public holidays with 14 days in 2023, one of which falls on the weekend: New Year's Day.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Lavity Stoutt's Birthday
Lavity Stoutt's Birthday is observed on March 06, 2023. The holiday is in honor of Hamilton Lavity Stoutt, the longest-serving Chief Minister of the British Virgin Islands.

Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, which is April 7, 2023.

Easter Monday
The Monday after Easter Sunday, it is observed on Apr 10, 2023.

Whit Monday
Whit Monday, also known as Pentecost Monday, is an important religious festival Christians celebrate. It falls on the day after Pentecost, the 50th day after Easter Sunday. In 2023, the holiday falls on May 29.

Sovereign's Birthday
Sovereign's Birthday (or King's Birthday), observed on June 09, 2023, was celebrated as Queen's Birthday before 2023 to celebrate the monarch's birthday. The holiday is an important recognition of the new monarch, King Charles III, who became the King of the United Kingdom and the 14 other Commonwealth realms following the death of his mother, Elizabeth II, on September 8, 2022.

Virgin Islands Day
Virgin Islands Day is observed on July 3, 2023. The holiday commemorates the history when the British Virgin Islands was positioned as an independent nation in 1960.

The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 came into force, as well as the abolishment of slavery in the British Virgin Islands on August 1, 1834. The celebration last three days, from August 07 to 09, 2023.

Heroes and Forefathers Day
The holiday honors pioneers and outstanding community servants in different areas. The men and women who built the Virgin Islands will be recognized for their contributions to the development of the Islands. In 2023, the holiday falls on October 16.

The 1949 Great March and the Restoration Day
The holiday, observed on November 27, 2023, commemorates the historic demonstration on November 24, 1949 to the Commissioner's Office in protest of issues significantly affecting the quality of the lives of Virgin Islanders. The demonstration served as a catalyst for political development in the Territory, leading to the restoration of the Legislative Council and the evolution of the modern Virgin Islands.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.

Boxing Day
Boxing Day is also known as St. Stephen's Day and is widely known as a shopping holiday in some countries. It falls on December 26, 2023.

The following is the list of public holidays in the British Virgin Islands 2023.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
New Year's Day HolidayJan 02, 2023MondayObserved
Lavity Stoutt's BirthdayMar 06, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Good FridayApr 07, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 10, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Whit MondayMay 29, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Sovereign's BirthdayJun 09, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Virgin Islands DayJul 03, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Emancipation MondayAug 07, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Emancipation TuesdayAug 08, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
Emancipation WednesdayAug 09, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
Heroes and Forefathers DayOct 16, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
The 1949 Great March
and the Restoration Day
Nov 27, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in the British Virgin Islands in 2023.

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