St Patrick is known as the patron saint of Ireland. True, he was not a born Irish. But he has become an integral part of the Irish heritage, mostly through his service across Ireland of the 5th century. You can read more about this on Google.. I promise to not bore you with a history lesson today.
Now that I’ve given you that little lesson…. Let’s move on..
As you know I reside in Savannah, GA and we celebrate St.Patrick’s Day like it’s going out of style. I’ve lost count on what we rank throughout the years, but I know we’re right up at the top with Boston, Chicago, etc…
Before moving to our beautiful city, it was only a day to wear green. Now, it’s a holiday for most of us local residents and the party begins long before the 17th of March. The fountains turn green, hair, drinks, and even the cars from the falling pollen like to take part in this tradition.
This past weekend kicked off the huge party with a growing crowd, music, food, and of course some pints of beers. We passed on this great adventure as I’d have to say age is creeping in on us. But…We will still wear our green and take practice in a few traditions.
Helpful hints, if you plan a trip to our wonderful city that will turn you green; plan ahead.. Make all travel arrangements months to a year in advance. As we drove around Downtown Savannah this weekend, it was obvious who was local, and who came in search of the pot of gold.
Make sure to dress in green and give a kiss for luck to someone tomorrow…