Holidays in British Virgin Islands 2024

There are 14 public holidays in the British Virgin Islands in 2024, all of which fall on weekdays.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 01, 2024, 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 04, 2024. 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 March 29, 2024.

Easter Monday
The Monday after Easter Sunday, it is observed on April 01, 2024.

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 2024, the holiday falls on May 20.

Sovereign's Birthday
Sovereign's Birthday (or King's Birthday), observed on June 14, 2024, 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 1, 2024. 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 05 to 07, 2024.

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 2024, the holiday falls on October 21.

The 1949 Great March and the Restoration Day
The holiday, observed on November 11, 2024, 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, 2024, 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, 2024.

The following is the list of public holidays in the British Virgin Islands 2024.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Lavity Stoutt's BirthdayMar 04, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Good FridayMar 29, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Whit MondayMay 20, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Sovereign's BirthdayJun 14, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Virgin Islands DayJul 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Emancipation MondayAug 05, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Emancipation TuesdayAug 06, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
Emancipation WednesdayAug 07, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Heroes and Forefathers DayOct 21, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
The 1949 Great March
and the Restoration Day
Nov 11, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in the British Virgin Islands in 2024.

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