Posted on February 26, 2019 by Liz Shumake
Sunday, March 10, 1 p.m. at Emmet Park. Friends and families will gather together to celebrate community, heritage and faith with a bagpipe and marching procession down East Broad and Bay streets to Emmet Park, where the Celtic Cross Ceremony with will commence. Celtic Cross Ceremony is a celebration for the Irish society to place their flag around the Celtic cross monument that honors the past, present and future generations of Irish Americans. “It’s really a special event within the Irish Catholic community and families,” said Kevin Halligan, the General Chairman of the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. “Honestly, to most Irish Savannhians or people involved in Irish communities, it’s their favorite event. It’s one they identify with their faith and with being Irish, more so than the actual St. Patrick’s Day.” The Celtic Cross Mass, Procession and Ceremony are reminiscent of Savannah’s original St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the early 1800s.