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International Day of Monuments and Sites
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International Day for Monuments discussion with Former Senator Myron Jackson about the bust of King Christian the IX being removed from the Emancipation Gardens public space as a result of public outcry.

The measure appropriates $20,000 from the St. Thomas Capital Improvement Fund to cover the cost of removing and replacing the sculpture. Additionally, the program promotes new discourses, alternative and nuanced approaches to established historical narratives, and promotes inclusive and diverse points of view.

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Arts and Humanities
Social Emotional Learning
Speaking and Listening
Caribbean History
Virgin Islands History
Anthropology
Civics
Cultural Geography
Political Science
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Division of Virgin Islands Cultural Education
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08/11/2021
Virgin Islands Cultural Notebook: Virgin Islands Puerto Rican Friendship Day
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Friendship Day between the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico is a public holiday observed in the United States Virgin Islands on the second Monday of October. The holiday was established in 1964 by Governor Paiewonsky to recognize Puerto Ricans who live in the Virgin Islands or have made significant contributions to the territory.
The date was chosen to coincide with Columbus Day, as it was seen as "an ideal day for recognizing Americans' solidarity with the Caribbean.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Elementary Education
Caribbean History
Virgin Islands Culture
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Division of Virgin Islands Cultural Education
Date Added:
08/11/2021
Virgin Islands Department of Education Observance of  Virgin Islands Flag Day
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The day was established by Act 8257, which was signed into law by Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. in January. It commemorates the adoption of the Virgin Islands flag on May 17, 1921.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Caribbean History
Virgin Islands Culture
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Author:
Division of Virgin Islands Cultural Education
Date Added:
08/11/2021