Falkland Islands

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Festivals and Events in Falkland Islands

All Government Offices other than those providing essential services are closed from 25 December to 1 January inclusive each year. Margaret Thatcher Day is on January 10, but is not a Public or Government Holiday. Falkland Day is on August 14, but is not a Public or Government Holiday.

SHORT INFORMATION

Falkland Islands pound

The pound is the currency of the Falkland Islands, a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean.The symbol is the pound sign, £, or alternatively FK£, to distinguish it from other pound-denominated currencies. The ISO 4217 currency code is FKP. The Falklands pound has always been pegged to the pound sterling at par and banknotes of both currencies are used interchangeably on the islands (although only notes issued by banks in the United Kingdom are generally accepted in Britain itself).

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Culture of the Falkland Islands

The culture of the Falkland Islands is essentially analogous to that of British culture. The Falkland Islands have a large non-native born population, mainly white and from England (and to a much lesser extent, other parts of the British Isles), but also from Saint Helena.