US Virgin Islands Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • The United States Virgin Islands or officially the Virgin Islands of the United States, are a group of islands in the Caribbean that are an insular area of the United States
  • Public Holidays in the United States Virgin Islands include all official holidays of the United States as well as religious and secular holidays designated by the Government of the Virgin Islands
  • Christianity is the dominant religion in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • English is currently the dominant language and Spanish is second widely spoken language in United States Virgin Islands
  • Public Holidays in U. S. Virgin Islands mainly comprise Christian based holiday and also several public holiday originated from the United States
  • Christian based holidays will change date each year as they are calculated based on lunar cycle
  • Public Holidays in U. S. Virgin Islands are observed as paid holidays
  • Employer can provide employees with a paid day off in lieu or premium pay rate to work on holidays.
  • The government of the U.S. Virgin islands retains the authority to create or eliminate public holidays inheritance from the United States government
  • Hurricane Prayer Day and Hurricane Thanksgiving day are no longer a paid public holiday on the island but still widely celebrated by the residents

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
6 JanFriThree King's Day / Epiphany - 13th Day of Christmas. Celebrates the Three Wise Men's visit to see the newborn Christ by exchanging gifts.
13 AprThursHoly Thursday - Commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ, when he established the sacrament of Holy Communion prior to his arrest and crucifixion
14 AprFriGood Friday - Friday before Easter Sunday. Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary
17 AprMonEaster Monday - Monday after Easter Sunday. Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead
29 MayMonMemorial Day - Is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces
3 JulMonV.I. Emancipation Day - commemorates the abolition of slavery by Danish Governor Peter von Scholten on July 3, 1848
4 JulTueU.S. Independence Day - Independence Day of the United States. Is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago in 1776 on July 4 by the Continental Congress
4 SeptMonLabour Day - Commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement. First Monday in September
9 OctMonVirgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship Day/Columbus Day - Virgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship Day was established in 1964. Second Monday in September
1 NovWedD. Hamilton Jackson Day / Liberty Day - A day to honor David Hamilton Jackson (1884–1946), a Virgin Islands labor rights leader from St. Croix
23 NovThursThanksgiving Day - Established to give thanks for being spared from hurricanes. Fourth Thursday in November
25 DecMonChristmas Day - Christian celebrate the birth of Christ

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
6 JanSatEpiphany
29 MarThursHoly Thursday
30 MarFriGood Friday
2 AprMonEaster Monday
28 MayMonMemorial Day
3 JulTueV.I. Emancipation Day
4 JulWedU.S. Independence Day
3 SeptMonLabor Day
8 OctMonColumbus Day / PR Friendship Day
1 NovThursD. Hamilton Jackson Day / Liberty Day
22 NovThursThanksgiving Day
25 DecTueChristmas Day

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