Transfer Day is a public holiday in U.S. Virgin Islands, and it is observed on March 31. The holiday celebrates the anniversary when the United States purchasing the islands from Denmark in 1917.
The U.S. Virgin Islands contain three main islands: Saint Croix, Saint John, Saint Thomas, and many surrounding small islands and cays. It is an unincorporated and organized territory of the United States.
Christopher Columbus discovered the islands in 1493 during his second voyage. In the following years, people from Spain, France, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands started to settle on the islands.
In 1754, the islands became the royal Danish colonies with the name the Danish West Indian Islands, and sugar plantations became the main economic support of the islands. In the middle of the 19th century, slave rebellions, hurricanes, and earthquakes impacted the economy. During World War I, fearing Germany may take the islands as a submarine base, the United States purchased the islands from Denmark at the price of $25 million in 1917.
The following is the list of Transfer Day in the U.S. Virgin Islands from 2022 to 2026.
|Transfer Day||Mar 31, 2022||Thursday|
|Transfer Day||Mar 31, 2023||Friday|
|Transfer Day||Mar 31, 2024||Sunday|
|Transfer Day||Mar 31, 2025||Monday|
|Transfer Day||Mar 31, 2026||Tuesday|
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