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US Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased by the U.S. on March 31, 1917; in 1927 native inhabitants were made U.S. citizens.


Capital: Charlotte Amalie Nickname: The American Paradise Motto: United in Pride and Hope Bird: Yellow breast (bananaquit; Coereba flaveola) Flower: Yellow cedar or trumpetbush (Tecoma stans) Language (official): English March: “Virgin Islands March”

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Government web site:

Office of the Governor Government House 21-22 Kongens Gade Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas, VI 00802 340-774-0001 fax: 340-693-4374 contact@

Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums 20 Dronningens Gade St. Thomas, 00802 340-774-3407 fax: 340-775-1887

Legal Holidays:

Christmas Second DayDec 26
D. Hamilton Jackson DayNov 1
Easter MondayApr 25, 2011; Apr 9, 2012; Apr 1, 2013; Apr 21, 2014; Apr 6, 2015; Mar 28, 2016; Apr 17, 2017; Apr 2, 2018; Apr 22, 2019; Apr 13, 2020; Apr 5, 2021; Apr 18, 2022; Apr 10, 2023
Good FridayApr 22, 2011; Apr 6, 2012; Mar 29, 2013; Apr 18, 2014; Apr 3, 2015; Mar 25, 2016; Apr 14, 2017; Mar 30, 2018; Apr 19, 2019; Apr 10, 2020; Apr 2, 2021; Apr 15, 2022; Apr 7, 2023
Holy ThursdayApr 21, 2011; Apr 5, 2012; Mar 28, 2013; Apr 17, 2014; Apr 2, 2015; Mar 24, 2016; Apr 13, 2017; Mar 29, 2018; Apr 18, 2019; Apr 9, 2020; Apr 1, 2021; Apr 14, 2022; Apr 6, 2023
Three Kings' DayJan 6
Transfer DayMar 31
Virgin Islands Emancipation DayJul 3
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