St. Patrick's Day parade in Savannah, Ga.

Credit: Photo courtesy of Visit Savannah

Could This Southern City's St. Patrick's Day Party Rival Boston's Festivities?

March 10, 2017

In the month of March, there’s one Southern city that rivals the country’s oldest St. Patrick’s Day bash – yes, our own here in Boston! – as one of the biggest and most prominent places to celebrate the Irish. Savannah, Georgia has deep Irish roots that stretch back centuries to include Irish immigrants who arrived in the city to work at its port, and Irish nuns and priests who founded the city's parochial schools. This year, Savannah will host its 193rd St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Guests:

- Joseph Marinelli, president of Visit Savannah, the city's tourism board.

- Jimmy Ray, former grand marshal of the Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade.

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Take a look at Savannah's St. Patrick's Day parade! Photos provided by Visit Savannah.

  • Savannah's Celtic Cross Mass at Emmet Park
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  • A fountain dyed green at Savannah's Columbia Square
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  • Parade spectators at Savannah's St. Patrick's Day parade
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  • The St. Patrick's Day Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah, Georgia.
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  • A young woman kisses a soldier on the cheek during Savannah's St. Patrick's Day parade.
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  • A parade spectator at Savannah's St. Patrick's Day parade
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  • A pipe band plays during Savannah's St. Patrick's Day parade
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  • Savannah's St. Patrick's Day parade
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