Not your Ir­ish granny’s Guinnes!

Tropical Traveller Magazine - - ISLANDEVENTS -

If you think the Caribbean is an es­cape from the global Ir­ish-isa­tion that oc­curs ev­ery March 17th, you’d be wrong! In fact Montser­rat cel­e­brates Saint Pa­trick’s Day and is known as "the Emer­ald Isle", some say in mem­ory of the Ir­ish who set­tled there in the 17th cen­tury after Protes­tants ex­pelled them from the neigh­bour­ing is­land of St Kitts. An of­fi­cial green sham­rock is stamped in your pass­port at the air­port, and the na­tional flag shows an Ir­ish harp sym­bol, and the day when ev­ery­one wants to be Ir­ish is cel­e­brated in unique Montser­ra­tian style.

Here in Saint Lu­cia the cel­e­bra­tion is all about mu­sic and Guin­ness, which is lo­cally brewed; ac­cord­ing to afi­ciona­dos, our bot­tled stuff tastes quite a lot dif­fer­ent from that made with Liffy wa­ter. One of the best Paddy’s Day par­ties is hosted by Delir­ius and fea­tures and the wear­ing of the green, ex­cel­lent live mu­sic from lo­cal band 'Skip Mon­day', green drinks, big hats and beads, sham­rocks, danc­ing leprechauns and the whole nine yards! Keep an eye on Face­book for all the de­tails of St Pa­trick’s Day in Saint Lu­cia!

Yan­nick James of Skip Mon­day

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