Topic: Culture, Public Holidays | Posted By: lstevens
Tuesday, 23 November 2021 - 11:32am
Greetings and God’s blessings
On Monday 22nd November, for the first time in our history, the Virgin Islands will be celebrating a new and powerful holiday, “The 1949 Great March and Restoration Day.” One of the most powerful and influential events in the history of the Virgin Islands occurred 72 years ago, on November 24th 1949. At a time when the population of the Virgin Islands was under 7000, 1500 persons, led by Theodolf Faulkner, Isaac “Glanny Fonseca, and Carlton Decastro, marched through Road Town, demanding among other things the restoration of our legislative council.
Topic: Culture, Education, Virgin Islands History | Posted By: DSmith
Friday, 19 November 2021 - 5:36pm
Director of Culture, Dr. Katherine Smith said the Department of Culture will be launching the book, "The 1949 Great March" with a special kind of pride and excitement on the 71st anniversary of the commemorative day.
Activities to mark the second week of Culture and Tourism Month is expected to be filled with excitement as BVI LIT Fest fires up with discussions and schools across the Territory celebrate their traditional culture week.
The Department of Culture is preparing to celebrate the second annual Culture and Tourism Month in November under the theme “Our Heritage, our People, our Cultural Arts! When Culture meets Tourism, we Capture all Hearts.”