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Vatican Moves Saint Patrick's Day To March 15

Source: Ireland.com
Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Most recent follow-up news item: February 3, 2014

The Vatican has announced that Saint Patrick's Day would be observed on March 15, 2008, instead of the traditional date of March 17, since Saint Patrick's, will coincide with the second day of the Holy Week and under the Catholic Church's rules, the saint's feast day does not rank as high as the Monday before Easter.

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