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Savannah: “Where The Gold At?”

The St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Savannah is the second largest St. Patrick’s Day event in the United States. Likened by some to a Mardi Gras celebration, the spirited St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Savannah attract roughly 400,000 Irish and honorary Irish visitors each year. The comparison to Mardi Gras ends when it comes to displays of public nudity, however, which in Savannah will “get you arrested.”

On my Spring Break from Auburn University I was able to join in the festivities.  I awoke to a continental breakfast where I enjoyed a perfectly festive green waffle, then it was off to the morning parade, with huge green sequined bow atop my head.  During the parade, I  especially appreciated the many Irish kilts,  bag-pipes, honorary queens, the skateboarding kids, the dance teams, the pirates, and the leprechauns.  I had such a great time, and the day was filled with prime people-watching.  I was also able to spend time with the Green family (Thanks for having us Brad), who graciously invited us into their home, to a low-country boil, and a boat ride.  God Bless the South and I just love y’all!

Amateur Sketch

As a native Mobilian, I would also like to reflect upon 2006…the year of  the Mobile Leprechaun.

Click below to see the clip to refresh your memory.

Behind The Scenes With Leprechaun in Alabama