Sunday, March 18, 2012

Saint Patrick's Day In Savannah!!

As Promised!
Highlights of the 188th
Saint Patrick's Day Parade
In
Savannah, Georgia
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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.
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All of the photos contained herein were taken from the internet.
Some were from local entities:
Savannah Now (Savannah Morning News)
                                    WTOC Television
                                    WSAV Television
Other photos I am unsure of except that they were taken from the internet.
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NOW, ON TO THE PARADE
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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.
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I will refrain from talking now.
Witness the day that every citizen
in Savannah 
is IRISH!




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After the parade a green wave of humanity
moves to River Street for 
"The Party"
of the year!
At this time families with children
GO HOME!!


"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: 
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/17/2700041/thousands-jam-savannah-for-st.html#storylink=cpy




I am attending the following parties:

15 comments:

Marydon said...

Begorra! I think you've a wee bit o'green there, Ginger.

Have a wonderful eve ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Adriana Iris La Dulce Vida said...

Happy St. Patty's Ginger. It was a great event for our city.

NanaDiana said...

Happy St.Patrick's Day, Ginger. It is always fun to see how every area celebrates the Holiday- Happy Monday to you- Have a good week- xo Diana

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh what wonderful pictures! Savannah is the MOTHERSHIP to me. I go once a year to be part of all it's lovliness!
Thanks for sharing all it's beauty on St. Paddy's day!
Yvonne

Mariette said...

Dearest Ginger,

Wow, the 188th parade already. Love the fact that the Grand Marshall receives a blessing from the hands of the bishop! Nice tradition as it is in Christianity where St. Patrick's Festival originated.
You attract a huge crowd for that day and the weather was perfect.
Love to you and enjoy now a 'quiet' week of Spring.
Mariette

Creations By Cindy said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Diann said...

Wow Ginger! That looked like an amazing St. Paddy's Day parade! Looks like you had a great time!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful day and great shots!
Thanks for sharing.
Love your kind words on my blog:)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Wow..it looked like a great day for a parade. Love Savannah...

Jennifer said...

Looks like fun!

Jennifer

Grace InAZ said...

Now THAT'S a parade! Wow! I don't think I'd like the crowds, but it does look like a lot of fun and very festive! Thanks for taking us there in pictures.
Hugs, GraceinAZ

Debbie said...

Great post! I stayed clearly away from Savannah since I've developed an aversion to crowds in my old age.

I loved what you said about families with children going home. Ya got THAT right, sister.

Happy belated St. Pat's Day to you!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Looks like you had a wonderful time at the St.Patrick's Day parade good for you.
Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Easter Tablescape.Ginger I hope you are doing better.
XXOO Diane

Curtains in My Tree said...

I have always heard St Patrick's Day in Savannah is really popular I believe it now after seeing those pictures.

I don't like that huge of a crowd. I would love to come back down to Savannah This year

cherry said...

Miss Ginger I love your new header it's so colorful and springish ..
I know not really a word..lol
hugs, hope you are doing well, Cherry

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