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Lá Fhéile Pádraig

Friday, March 12th, 2010

For those of us not fluent in Irish, Lá Fhéile Pádraig means St. Patrick’s Day. Did you know the second largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the United States takes place right here in Savannah? Yep, as if you need another reason to visit our magical city. Since 1813 the city of Savannah has been celebrating the feast day of Ireland’s most famous saint. Nearly 400,000 folks will take part in this year’s festivities.

The day begins with mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist at 8:15. The parade begins at 10:15 on Abercorn Street (between Gwinnett and Hall) and snakes (no pun intended since St. Patrick is rumored to have driven the snakes out of Ireland) its way around the historic district down Broughton, Bay and Bull Streets. Come join us at Savannah tours and be Irish for the day!

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