Antigua Dominica Eastern Caribbean Montserrat

April 2, 1991

Montserrat stamps visitors’ passports with a shamrock, because it was settled by Irish Catholics fleeing religious persecution in nearby St. Kitts. It’s the only Caribbean island that celebrates St. Patrick’s Day as a public holiday. As of December 2020, Montserrat is one of the remaining 17 non-self-governing territories. The British acquired Montserrat in 1783.

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