Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 406

Montserrat POPULATION 4,900 (2013) OFFICIAL LANGUAGE SIZE JANUARY 1 Carnival Street Parade Montserrat’s carnival celebrations, held in mid-December, culminates on January 1st with a festive, music-filled street parade. 102 sq. kilometers CAPITAL CITY English Formerly Plymouth, now Brades CURRENCY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE Eastern Caribbean Dollar (1 US dollar equals 2.67 Eastern Caribbean ) Events 280 C / 82.40 F MARCH 16 St. Patrick’s Day Holiday Celebrations Celebrations take place over one week. This is the only country, outside of Ireland, where St. Patrick’s Day is a public holiday. Photo Credit: Montserrat Tourism Board