Press Release

Premier's Office
Release Date:
Friday, 11 December 2015 - 5:00pm

Residents and citizens in the Territory are invited to join Premier of the Virgin Islands, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE in the third annual “Premier’s Christmas Around the World: A Celebration in the BVI” event at the Central Administration Building on Saturday, December 19 at 4:00 p.m.

This annual event hosted by Premier Smith, provides an opportunity to share how Christmas is celebrated around the world in the British Virgin Islands.

Premier Smith said that there must be unity among nationals residing in the Virgin Islands. He added, “No matter where you are from, whether you are from another Caribbean island, Europe, the United Kingdom, North, South, or Central America, the African region, Asian region, we want everyone to get involved.”

 “Premier’s Christmas Around the World: A Celebration in the BVI” is a cultural/festive celebration and the public is asked to dress in their countries’ cultural wear.

This year’s event promises to be an evening of music and entertainment. Groups are invited to participate in the cross-cultural musical programme through singing, acting, dancing or playing of musical instruments. Additionally, there will be a Children Around the World Fashion Show where children from all nationalities model their respective country’s cultural wear.

Premier Smith said, “It is important that all nationalities come together to share their Christmas traditions with each other.”

Since its inception in 2013, Premier’s Christmas Around the World has united different cultures and nationalities for the holidays.  It has allowed the exchange of Christmas customs and traditions and enabled a better appreciation of the diversity of people living in the Virgin Islands.

All interested groups are asked to contact Premier’s Office at 494-3701 extension 2152 to register and for more information.