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   Monday, November 11, 2019 

European Union United Kingdom British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands: Events

What is happening in British Virgin Islands:

The British Virgin Islands welcome visitors from all over the year and there are a number of events that are conducted throughout the year. There are a number of picnics that are held on Whit Monday and on Boxing Day.

January

  • New Year's Day - January 1

March

  • Commonwealth Day - Early March

April

  • Easter Holidays are celebrated either late March or early April
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Annual Spring Regatta
  • British Virgin Islands Spring Regatta (early April)
  • Queen's Birthday - April 30

The Easter holidays are celebrated either late March or early April.

May

  • Labour Day - May 1
  • Whit Monday - Late May or early June
  • British Virgin Islands Music Festival (late May)
  • Ascension Thursday - 30 days after Easter

The BVI Summer Fest is a two-week festival with colour, pageantry, fungi and steelbands. People come out in the street, dance and have fun. This Summer Fest is equivalent to carnival and celebrates the emancipation of the islands' African slaves. The bulk of the festival takes place in Tortola's capital, Road Town.

June

  • Sovereign's Birthday - June
  • HIHO Races - races for Windsurfers

The HIHO Races are held for windsurfers and are held either in late June or early in July. This competition lasts for seven days and attracts windsurfers from all over the world.

July

  • Territory Day - Early July

The fourth of July is not an official holiday because the British Virgin Islands are still under their colonialists masters, but there are enough Americans on the island to have a number of barbeques and fireworks displayed.

October

  • St. Ursula's Day - October 21

November

  • Birthday of Heir to the Throne - November 14

December

  • Christmas Day - December 25
  • Boxing Day - December 26

The Boxing Day holiday the rich took that from the British in which they boxed the foods after Christmas day, to give the less fortunate. There are dances and horse racing on this day.

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