Heroes and Forefathers Day in British Virgin Islands in 2021

Heroes and Forefathers Day in British Virgin Islands in 2021
The famous Baths on Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. Image by Sonar , via Deposit Photos

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2021 British Virgin Islands Mon, Oct 18 Public Holiday
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This new public holiday in the British Virgin Islands replaces St. Ursula's Day.

About Heroes and Forefathers Day

This holiday on the third Monday in October will be celebrated in 2021 for the first time.

In a revamp of the British Overseas Territory's public holidays to better reflect Virgin Islands culture and history, this holiday replaces St. Ursula's Day.

Deputy Premier Dr. Natalio “Sowande” Wheatley explained that replacing St. Ursula’s Day with Heroes and Forefathers Day in October will afford the territory a chance to recognise important Virgin Islanders of the past.

“It was recognised that we needed a day to celebrate people in our community who made contributions to the development of our society,” Dr. Wheatley explained.

A holiday to mark national heroes is commonplace in many countries throughout the Caribbean.

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