Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 442

Montserrat POPULATION 4,900 (2013) OFFICIAL LANGUAGE SIZE 102 sq. kilometers CAPITAL CITY English Formerly Plymouth, now Brades CURRENCY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE Eastern Caribbean Dollar (1 US dollar equals 2.67 Eastern Caribbean ) 280 C / 82.40 F Events JULY Calabash Festival This festival is named after the calabash fruit which was traditionally used to produce eating utensils. The festival seeks to promote the island’s local craft industry. You can learn about this fruit while enjoying music, food, entertainment and shoping form local vendors. www.montserratcalabashfestival.com JULY Cudjoe Head Celebrations Named after the 18th century slave, Cudjoe, this celebration includes a road race, masquerades, local musical performances and exhibitions. AUGUST St. Peter’s Parish Bazaar This event has been held in early August for over 50 years. The people of the island congregate at St. Peter’s Centre to enjoy an evening of fun for the whole family. Games, food, entertainment, treats for the kids, music, shopping from the local vendors’ and more. YEAR-ROUND Take a tour around the island with Sun Lea of Montserrat Island Tours www.montserratislandtours.com Photo Credit: Devanand B