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Thread #109544   Message #2291397
Posted By: Jim Lad
18-Mar-08 - 04:14 AM
Thread Name: BS: Sad dayfor Irish in parts of US at least
Subject: RE: BS: Sad dayfor Irish in parts of US at least
St Patrick's day always falls during lent. This is Holy week and that's where the difference is.
Where I was raised, most of the men gave up drinking for lent but almost all of them stopped for Holy Week. I still do.
Celebrating during Holy Week is a big "No no" to me and to most of the folks I grew up with.
That being said... St Patrick's day is first & foremost, a Holy Day of Obligation. Holy week is a Holy week of obligation. St Patrick gets one day and Jesus Christ gets the whole week.
I'm sure Paddy doesn't mind stepping aside for the boss. He's done it before and he'll do it again.