Platinum Jubilee in British Virgin Islands in 2022

Platinum Jubilee in British Virgin Islands in 2022

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2022 British Virgin Islands Fri, Jun 3 Public Holiday

To mark the Platinum Jubilee for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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Platinum Jubilee in British Virgin Islands in 2022

The Virgin Islands will be observing June 3rd 2022 as a public holiday to celebrate Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.

This follows a decision by the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands in accordance with Section 5(a) of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 199) as amended, which grants special authority to the Governor to appoint holidays with the advice of Cabinet.

The holiday will mark the 70th year of Her Majesty's reign and will feature celebrations across the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the Overseas Territories. Events planned for the Virgin Islands include Beacon lightings on Tortola and the sister islands; a tree planting initiative to support sustainability; and community tea events with elderly members of the community.

His Excellency the Governor, John Rankin, CMG said, "The Platinum Jubilee holiday will be an opportunity to celebrate and mark Her Majesty's dedication and commitment to service throughout her reign.”

His Excellency noted the great respect in which the Queen is held by the people of the Virgin Islands and said he looked forward to joining everyone in the events that are being planned.

The last time the Territory celebrated the Queen’s reign with a holiday was in 2012 for the Diamond Jubilee.

About the Platinum Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II will be the first-ever British monarch to mark a platinum jubilee and this historic event will reflect on Her Majesty’s reign and her impact on the UK and the world since 1952.

Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning British monarch on September 9th 2015 when she surpassed the reign of her great-great-grandmother Victoria.

On February 6th 2017 she became the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee, commemorating 65 years on the throne.

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