St. Patrick's Day is a national holiday in Ireland. It is also a day off from work in Montserrat, a tiny Caribbean island settled by Irish immigrants.
Although traces of this Celtic culture are now hard to spot, that isn't the case on St. Patrick's Day, when school is out and people celebrate the life of this legendary saint, their Irish roots and a slave revolt that also happened on this feast day.
Like the ancestral place of many of its inhabitants, the Montserrat scenery is also a lush green. In a reference to Ireland, it is sometimes referred to as "The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean."