Sunday, March 11, 2012

Greening of the Fountains in Savannah

Friday was the kick-off for St. Patrick's Day here in Savannah.  The Irish community, and it's a large one, tints the water in the Fountain in Forsyth  Park to mark the beginning of celebrations.  The fountain, and I've never been able to find any name but "The Fountain in Forsyth Park, was built in 1853 and is rather Parisian in aspect.  They had a beautiful day for "the greening", as it's known,  and the weather is supposed to be nice all week, so Savannah will be full to over flowing with tourists all week.  When we came home last night I saw that the sign for the state park at Ft. McAllister  said they were full already and I'm sure all the local hotels are too.  They're expecting more than 300,000 people for next weekend, and Savannah only has 100,000 full time residents so you can imagine what it's going to be like around here.
Erin Go Bragh!

2 comments:

  1. You know, I have not once been to any of the St. Pat's festivals or anything. They do look fun! Except for the beer...I don't drink. Haha! I do like green though!

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  2. I've got a good bit of Irish blood in me own veins, yet for some reason I don't really get into celebrating St. Pat's Day. I do like that green water though. :)

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