Each year, nearly half a million people flock to Savannah, Georgia, to partake in the city’s historic and grand St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Boasting the second-largest parade in the country after New York, Savannah hosts a legendary party where everything is green and everyone can be Irish for a day.
Shamrocks, Celtic crosses, leprechauns, green grits, drinks-a-plenty, and elaborate costumes as far as the eye can see dot the streets of this lovely Southern city. Savannah has been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with gusto since the early 1800s when a flood of Irish immigrants brought their traditions to the United States. Today, the St. Patrick’s Day parties last for days, and young and old alike rise early on March 17 to secure a spot to watch the incredible parade, listen to the traditional music, and enjoy the Irish food and atmosphere. This beautiful book celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah and includes a history of the festivities, lively anecdotes, interesting facts, and 150 gorgeous photographs.
About the Authors
Polly Powers Stramm is a columnist for the Savannah Morning News,
an award-winning writer, and a longtime Savannah resident. She is the author of several books on Savannah culture and cuisine, and her work has appeared in USA Today, Time, Newsweek,
Janice Shay is a book packager and graphic designer whose books have received the Jane Addams Peace Prize for Children’s Literature, the Comstock Award, and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold award. She is also the author of Pelican’s Savannah Classic Desserts and Charleston Classic Desserts.
About the Photographers
Kirt Witte is a professional freelance photographer and a professor of visual effects at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
A critically acclaimed Savannah-based photographer, Richard Leo Johnson has been published in Coastal Living, Cottage Living, This Old House, Southern Accents, and Architectural Record, among others.
The senior staff photographer at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Wayne C. Moore has exhibited work in numerous local and national galleries. His work has been published in Time, Southern Living, Georgia Trend, the South magazine, Savannah magazine, and Better Homes and Gardens.
Bill Bennett is a Savannah-based photographer who has worked as a freelance camera operator and editor. He travels and shoots for networks such as NBC, TBS, and National Geographic.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY IN SAVANNAH
By Polly Powers Stramm and Janice Shay
Photography by Kirt Witte, Richard Leo Johnson, Wayne C. Moore, and Bill Bennett
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subject & Themes / Regional
TRAVEL / Pictorials
TRAVEL / United States / South / South Atlantic
160 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
150 color photos