Transfer Day in US Virgin Islands in 2020

Transfer Day in US Virgin Islands in 2020
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  How long until Transfer Day?
This holiday next takes place in 3 days.
  Dates of Transfer Day in US Virgin Islands
2022 US Virgin Islands Thu, Mar 31 Public Holiday
2021 US Virgin Islands Wed, Mar 31 Public Holiday
2020 US Virgin Islands Tue, Mar 31 Public Holiday
2019 US Virgin Islands Sun, Mar 31 Public Holiday
  Summary
Commemorates the transfer of the islands from Denmark to the United States in 1917

When is Transfer Day?

Transfer Day is a public holiday in the U.S. Virgin Islands observed on March 31st.

The holiday commemorates this day in 1917 when Denmark ceded the islands to the United States.

History of Transfer Day

On March 31st 1917, the 133-square-mile island chain comprising the Danish West Indies was ceded to the United States by Denmark, becoming the U.S. Virgin Islands in exchange for $25 million in gold.

The U.S. interest in the islands primarily was their strategic location to improve military positioning during World War I. Later, the islands were a foothold in the Caribbean for the U.S. Navy in World War II.

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