This year’s downtown Athens St. Patrick’s Day Festival, originally scheduled for March 14, was canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. 

Athenians and University of Georgia students have donned green decorations over the years to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. UGA students have planned special events in honor of the Irish saint and places in Athens have offered themed deals. Some students have chosen to stay in Athens and enjoy the festivities hosted at downtown bars and restaurants, while others traveled to Savannah for its annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. 

Though the White House recommends limiting gatherings to less than 10 people, check out these Red & Black articles that covered past St. Patrick’s Day events, exams that fell on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day during the 2008 economic recession and more.

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