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British Virgin Islands 2021 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Dept. of Information and Public Relations, British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI)
Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: February 19, 2021


The Office of the Deputy Governor of the British Virgin Islands has issued a press release, signed by the Information and Education Manager of the Department of Disaster Management, Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel, finally listing the 2021 public holidays in the British Virgin Islands ("Acting in accordance with Section 5 of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 199), as amended, Cabinet has approved the following public holidays for 2021").

Usually the list of British Virgin Islands public holidays, for the coming calendar year, is published much earlier than the list of 2021 public holidays was (2019-10-01, 2018-10-19, 2017-11-07, 2016-10-13, 2016-02-08, 2015-10-05, 2014-09-15, 2013-10-11, 2012-10-20, 2011-09-23, 2010-04-26 and 2009-03-05).

But, this year, the list of 2021 BVI public holidays contains major changes based, partially only, on the draft series of recommendations on "the continued future of holidays, in particular Commonwealth Day and St. Ursula’s Day", issued earlier this year by the British Virgin Islands Public Holidays Review Committee (2020-10-01).

The Public Holidays Review Committee was appointed by the Deputy Governor of the British Virgin Islands, this past summer (2020-07-08), and was tasked with the review of the list of annual public holidays in the British Virgin Islands, and their method of calculation, "in particular Commonwealth Day and St. Ursula’s Day", basing themselves on the recommendations of a similar commission, whose 2001 report laid dormant for almost 20 years (2001-05-18).

Following the publication of its draft recommendations, the British Virgin Islands Public Holidays Review Committee had asked for public feedback ("The Virgin Islands Public Holidays Committee has completed its report with recommendations for the future of public holiday celebrations in the Territory and is now seeking feedback from the public") in the subsequent week ("Kindly submit all comments by October 7").



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