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Picturesque Montserrat is called the "Emerald Island of the Caribbean" because of it was founded by Irish refugees from Saint Kitts and Nevis. Montserrat is one of only three places in the world where St Patrick's Day is a public holiday (along with Ireland and the Canadian province of Newfoundland & Labrador). In Montserrat, the holiday has a double purpose: It also commemorates a failed slave uprising that took place on St. Patrick's Day in 1768.

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