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Savannah's St. Patrick's Day Festivities

kathleen Dupuis - Thursday, January 17, 2013

 

Start planning NOW to attend the 189th St. Patrick's Day festivities! 

 

Almost 200 years ago a small group of Irish immigrants marched in the streets of Savannah to remember the death of the Patron Saint, Saint Patrick of Ireland.  At that time the city was only 80 years old, and had become a favorite place for the Irish to settle.  Their own country suffered from the potato famine as well as political persecution.

 

That initial "parade" became the first of what is now a 200 year old tradition.  Today, the festivities begin approximately two weeks prior to the parade. Some of these traditional events include the Investiture of the Grand Marshal, Greening of the Fountain in Forsyth Park, Tara Feis, Celtic Cross Mass and Ceremony, and Sergeant William Jasper Green Ceremony.

 

The Olde Savannah Inn, Savannah's award winning bed and breakfast, is in the perfect place to enjoy all the St. Patrick's Day festivities.  Book Now to ensure your front row seat!

 

For more information about the St. Patrick's Day Festivities visit : http://www.savannahsaintpatricksday.com/

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