Savannah celebrates St. Patrick's Day

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Thousands of gaudy green revelers are
filling Savannah's downtown historic district for St. Patrick's Day
- the coastal city's biggest celebration of the year.

Overnight rains had dispersed by Tuesday morning before the
city's mammoth parade kicked off, as masses of residents and
tourists clad head-to-toe in green crammed the sidewalks and the
oak- shaded squares.

St. Patrick's Day draws up to 400,000 people each year to
Savannah, making the Irish holiday the city's biggest tourist

It's also a longstanding tradition among descendents of Irish
immigrants here.

Savannah's been celebrating St. Pat's since 1824.

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