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RustShack
03-12-2008, 10:25 PM
Thats Monday right? My friend is trying to tell me it got changed to Saturday because of some Easter BS. Is this true? Thats like changing Christmas, it can't happen can it?

TJR1486
03-12-2008, 10:26 PM
Thats Monday right? My friend is trying to tell me it got changed to Saturday because of some Easter BS. Is this true? Thats like changing Christmas, it can't happen can it?

For kstate we had it last saturday

MIAdragon
03-12-2008, 10:31 PM
Thats Monday right? My friend is trying to tell me it got changed to Saturday because of some Easter BS. Is this true? Thats like changing Christmas, it can't happen can it?


Yup its on the 15th.

"Irish bishops move St. Patrick's Day 2008 over conflict with Holy Week"

RustShack
03-12-2008, 10:31 PM
It't not the same nationwide?

MIAdragon
03-12-2008, 10:36 PM
It't not the same nationwide?

It looks like some are having parades on the 17th but the majority will celebrate on the 15th, sounds crazy.

Skip Towne
03-12-2008, 10:38 PM
Endelt will be too drunk to comprehend this.

MIAdragon
03-12-2008, 10:39 PM
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=9917

Irish bishops move St. Patrick's Day 2008 over conflict with Holy Week


Dublin, Jul 19, 2007 / 10:42 am (CNA (http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/)).- Religions celebrations for St. Patrick's Day will come two days early in Ireland next year to avoid a conflict with Holy Week.
St. Patrick's Day is usually celebrated March 17, but Ireland's bishops have shifted the feast day, in honor of the national saint, to Saturday, March 15, reported The Associated Press.
Church authorities reportedly spent weeks debating where to move the feast day because March 17, 2008, falls on the second day of Holy Week next year.
The liturgical norms would require the feast day to be moved to the earliest available date after Easter, which would be April 1. But church officials said the Vatican approved the March 15 date in order to minimize conflict with the scheduled civic events.
While religious celebrations honoring St. Patrick are affected, religious and secular authorities stressed this would not change secular festivities. The St. Patrick's Festival Committee in Dublin confirmed that next year's parade would be March 17 as usual. In addition, Monday, March 17, will remain an official day off of work in Ireland.
This marks the first time the date has been changed since 1940. The next conflict with Holy Week is not expected until 2160.

Spicy McHaggis
03-12-2008, 10:45 PM
So... we get to drink twice?

MIAdragon
03-12-2008, 10:47 PM
So... we get to drink twice?


Come on now EVERY day is St. Patty's day.

BIG K
03-12-2008, 11:10 PM
Endelt will be too drunk to comprehend this.


You are mistaken sir. Only during sobriety does Endelt have difficulty understanding things.....Only when his liver is another 24 ouncer away from death, does he think and say the most profound things.....:)

stlchiefs
03-12-2008, 11:29 PM
Here in St Louis the downtown parade is on Saturday, while the Royal Hibernian's have kept their St Patty's parade on Monday. It really depends, but if you can swing it I'd celebrate on both.

blueballs
03-13-2008, 01:14 AM
Has it been a year since cornbeef and cabbage
shit

cadmonkey
03-13-2008, 07:14 AM
Here in Boston we are still having our St. Patty's Parade on Sunday. We always do, and that won't change. F*ck Palm Sunday. We decided that after they f*cked half the altar boys around here, the church comes second to our Irish traditions now.

I am fine with it, and I'm catholic.

KC Kings
03-13-2008, 07:49 AM
So the Vatican made the date earlier to, "minimize conflict with the scheduled civic events"?

Since "religous" decisions are being made to minimze conflicts with parades, drinking, fighting, puking, and shooting each other, why not just move Easter back a few weeks so we can have warmer weather for the Easter Egg hunts?