Highlights of the 188th
Saint Patrick's Day Parade
In the interest of disclosure...I did not attend the parade this year.
I mentioned this is my Saint Patrick's Day post on Saturday.
All of the photos contained herein were taken from the internet.
Some were from local entities:
Savannah Now (Savannah Morning News)
Other photos I am unsure of except that they were taken from the internet.
NOW, ON TO THE PARADE
The morning starts with the members of the Parade Committee, the Grand Marshall, his family and most of the Irish community attending mass.
Mass is held in the beautiful St John's Cathedral
2012 Grand Marshall, Tim Ansley
The morning continues with a hearty breakfast including "Green Grits"
|If you are not familiar with grits I will have to explain in an entire post.|
Not enough room to explain them here. Just know they are delish!
The parade starts in Forsyth Park
whose famous fountain is dyed green each year.
The procession paused briefly Saturday morning, at the Cathedral, as the parade's grand marshal, Tim Ansley, received the traditional blessing from the Rev. Gregory J. Hartmayer, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah.
I will refrain from talking now.
Witness the day that every citizen
After the parade a green wave of humanity
moves to River Street for
of the year!
At this time families with children
"Savannah police and the local tourism bureau don't estimate crowd sizes on St. Patrick's Day. Foran, chairman of the Savannah parade committee, told reporters he believed Saturday drew record-busting crowds of "well over a million" people.
Tourism officials in New Orleans estimate they drew more than 1 million visitors over the entire Carnival season that started Jan. 6, not just for Mardi Gras alone Feb. 21."
Read more here:
I am attending the following parties: