Press Release

Governor's Group
Office of the Governor
Release Date:
Monday, 28 February 2022 - 12:26pm

The Virgin Islands will be observing June 3 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.


Temulji Hughes

Communications Officer
Deputy Governor's Office
Government of the Virgin Islands
Road Town,Tortola VG1110, Virgin Islands
Direct Line:  284 468 2350