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Pub crawlers share thoughts on St. Patrick's Day during Holy Week
Times photo: Tere Dunlap Jodi Ganshert and Phil Bottigliero sport foam shamrock hats, which replaced cheese hats in Monroe for the day. About 200 St. Patricks Day celebrants took to the streets during the first pub crawl, which ended at Flannagans Shenanigans on the Square.
MONROE - For the first time since 1940, St. Patrick's Feast Day, March 17, falls during Holy Week. Due to the solemnity of the period, Masses for Saint Patrick cannot be held during Holy Week, and some American bishops moved the celebration of Ireland's patron saint up to March 14.