Chapitre 15: St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah, GA

It was hot, yet it was Mars…

Orleans Square

Orleans Square

So, I left my winter coat at the hôtel.

I was in paradis: there was no snow, no bitter cold wind, and no thick sweaters!

This was how Mars should be…

This wasn’t my first time in Savannah, Ga (see: Chapitre 2: An Encounter Célèbre in Savannah, GA) , but it was my first time celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day in the Spanish Moss Kingdom.

St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah is quite the green party, which makes sense since green has become the emblem of St. Patrick’s Day.

The couleur green being Everywhere is welcomed with a parade simple honoring Irlande and St. Patrick.

5 Raisons to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah:

  • Green water in the fontaines!

    Forsyth Park FountainInspirée by the fontaine at Place de la Concorde in Paris.

    The water in most of the fontaines is dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day.

    The German Memorial Fountain in Orleans Square

  • River Street.

River Street is one big party! Though the bull riding costs money, the party-itself is free!

  • Guinness outside of the bar & on the street! As long as your alcoholic beverage is in a plastic cup, you can drink it on the street!
  • Free necklaces. Sure, a lot of cities offrent free necklaces during the St. Patrick’s Day parade; however, there’s no better way to catch a free necklace than hanging out at the same arrêt de bus that was in Forest Gump.
  • Pirates! Take a step back in time: Patrick (before he became a Saint) was captured by pirates and then taken to Irlande. So, there’s no better way to honor the Saint than drinking a Guinness next to some pirates…or grabbing some good ol’ southern food at Pirate House Restaurant.

Either way, you’re sure to have a good time!

Savannah is the ville parfaite when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations; however, St. Patrick’s Day is definitely not the only raison to visite this belle ville.

En fait, Savannah offre many sites historiques intéressantes such as:

 

   

The grave of Button Gwinnett, the Georgia signer of the Declaration of Independence & the President of Georgia.

 

Just to name a few… Obviously, there’s plenty more!

So, if you find yourself in Savannah for St. Patrick’s Day, don’t forget to embrace All of Savannah and not just All of the Guinness in your plastic cup (why not enjoy both at the same time!). ♦


“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Saint Augustine.

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