March 17: 191st Savannah Saint Patrick’s Day Parade! The celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day began first in Boston in 1737. It started as a religious holiday and many Irish Catholics still begin the day by going to mass. Each year, however, St. Patrick’s Day becomes a more secular event honoring and celebrating Irish heritage and culture. What is a more fitting way to celebrate then to have a parade? And what better venue is there for a parade than historic downtown Savannah? We invite you to join us in all the revelry and experience the grand tradition of the Savannah Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Savannah’s Historic District! Free! (912) 233-4804 or savannahsaintpatricksday.com.