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article imageSavannah merchants are prepared for St. Patrick's Day Special

By Kay Mathews     Mar 12, 2014 in Business
Savannah - With any luck, an estimated 1million visitors will be in Savannah to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Businesses in the historic district are ready with all things green, which may turn into gold when the crowds arrive.
One of the best and most popular St. Patrick's Day celebrations in the United States is held in Savannah, Ga. The city's 190th St. Patrick's Day Parade, called "one of the largest and most historic procession in the world," will take place on March 17.
According to WJCL, there will be "one million more people in town for St. Patrick's Day." Those Irish or just Irish at heart, are making their way to the city because it is "the Irish season in Savannah."
A stroll in the historic district downtown let's you know that merchants are prepared for a million or more visitors. Clothiers are well-stocked for customers who wish to take part in the traditional "wearing of the green" and the National Flower of Ireland, the Shamrock, appears on many doors, windows, and apparel options.
Stores on Broughton Street selling ladies fashions feature blouses in various shades of green.
Merchants are ready with all things Irish for St. Patrick s Day. Savannah  Ga. 3/11/14
Merchants are ready with all things Irish for St. Patrick's Day. Savannah, Ga. 3/11/14
And, for men, t-shirts with Shamrocks on the pockets, or pants with Shamrocks, are available.
Merchants are ready with all things Irish for St. Patrick s Day.  Savannah  Ga.  3/11/14
Merchants are ready with all things Irish for St. Patrick's Day. Savannah, Ga. 3/11/14
This is all rooted in Ireland and with Saint Patrick, the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. As the story goes, the Shamrock is the National Flower of Ireland because "St. Patrick used it to explain the Holy Trinity to pagans."
Some visitors may make a beeline to Savannah Bee Company, where the Irish flag is on the front window and green t-shirts and honey with green labels are offered inside.
Merchants are ready with all things Irish for St. Patrick s Day.  Savannah  Ga.  3/11/14
Merchants are ready with all things Irish for St. Patrick's Day. Savannah, Ga. 3/11/14
For those who may need coffee after a trip, or two, to the pubs in Savannah, The Coffee Fox has a Shamrock on the front door to welcome you.
Merchants are ready with all things Irish for St. Patrick s Day.  Savannah  Ga.  3/11/14
Merchants are ready with all things Irish for St. Patrick's Day. Savannah, Ga. 3/11/14
Should the prediction of 1 million visitors coming to the City of Savannah for St. Patrick's Day come true, it may be that merchants will turn into leprechauns...each with a pot of gold.
Kevin Halligan, General Chairman of Savannah's 190th St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, wishes all friends and visitors Beannachtai na Feile Padraig oraibh! (St. Patrick’s Day Blessings upon you). For more information about St. Patrick's Day ceremonies and festivities around Savannah, parade route, parking, transportation options, and drinking regulations (yes, there are some), visit this website. And, please remember to wear green when doing so!
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