St. Patrick's Day in Savannah

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By Janice Shay

Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

ABOUT Janice Shay

Janice Shay
Janice Shay is a book packager and graphic designer whose books have received the Jane Addams Peace Prize for Children's Literature, the Comstock Award, and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold award.



Each year, nearly half a million people flock to Savannah, Georgia, to partake in the city's historic and grand St. Patrick's Day festivities. Boasting the second-largest parade in the country after New York, Savannah hosts a legendary party where everything is green and everyone can be Irish for a day. Shamrocks, Celtic crosses, leprechauns, green grits, drinks-a-plenty, and elaborate costumes as far as the eye can see dot the streets of this lovely Southern city. Savannah has been celebrating St. Patrick's Day with gusto since the early 1800s when a flood of Irish immigrants brought their traditions to the United States. Today, the St. Patrick's Day parties last for days, and young and old alike rise early on March 17 to secure a spot to watch the incredible parade, listen to the traditional music, and enjoy the Irish food and atmosphere. This beautiful book celebrates St. Patrick's Day in Savannah and includes a history of the festivities, lively anecdotes, interesting facts, and 150 gorgeous photographs.