21 2020

Georgia Day Parade with Mickve Israel

10:15AM - 12:00PM  

Congregation Mickve Israel - Bull St. Entrance 20 E. Gordon St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Contact April Haas

The Georgia Day Parade has been a beloved Savannah tradition for decades, with over 3,000 schoolchildren marching through the city's squares to commemorate the 1733 founding of the colony. For the first time, Congregation Mickve Israel will be an official participant in the parade, acting as a landmark along the route. Community members are invited to come dressed as their historical figures from Savannah's Jewish history. We will not be marching, but will cheer the students on from our location as they pass by.
This year's parade theme is "Finding My Voice". Children will make their own banners to carry, and gather their own costumes, and we ask participants to do the same. Costumes befitting colonial characters like Dr. Nunes and Abigail Minus, 19th century personas like Commodore Levy, and Civil War icons like the Levy sisters can be found on Amazon or at local shops like Acme Costme in Garden City. If you would like to be a part of the parade fun, join us Friday, February 21st at 10:30am near the Bull St. entrance. The parade begins in Forsyth Park at 10:45am. For costume help or ideas, please call April at 574-386-5908.