Norman Island, located south of Tortola, is a beautiful setting.
Like most islands in the Caribbean, calypso and reggae music are part of the traditional music in the British Virgin Islands.
About 100 years before Jesus Christ, the Arawaks, Indians from South America, settled on the archipelago.
Around the mid-15th century, they are joined and chased away by the Caribbean Indians.
In 1493, Christopher Columbus discovers the archipelago and gives it the name of the Virgin Islands.
In 1648, The Dutch take control of the archipelago.
In 1666, the Virgin Islands are given back to the British.
In 1774, the archipelago's first Constitution is created.
In 1834, slavery is abolished.
From 1871 to 1956, the islands are part of the Under-the-Wind Island Federation.
In 1956, the archipelago becomes a British colony.
In 1967, the archipelago has a new Constitution and becomes autonomous.
In 1977, the Constitution is amended, but the British Virgin Island keeps the status of colony.
For a couple of years now, there has been discussion about uniting the archipelago to the US Virgin Islands.
New Year's Day.
End of March or beginnig of April.
Spring boat race in Road Town.
End of May or beginning of June.
End of June or beginning of July.
Hiho windsurf races.
Tortola Festival with music and carnival.
December 25 and 26.
Christmas and Boxing Day.