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 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.
The Monday after Easter Sunday, it is observed on Apr 10, 2023.
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 (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 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 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 Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day Holiday||Jan 02, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|Lavity Stoutt's Birthday||Mar 06, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||Apr 10, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Whit Monday||May 29, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Sovereign's Birthday||Jun 09, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Virgin Islands Day||Jul 03, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Emancipation Monday||Aug 07, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Emancipation Tuesday||Aug 08, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Emancipation Wednesday||Aug 09, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Heroes and Forefathers Day||Oct 16, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|The 1949 Great March|
and the Restoration Day
|Nov 27, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Boxing Day||Dec 26, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in the British Virgin Islands in 2023.