St. Paul Considering Saturday-Only St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

St. Paul Considering Saturday-Only St. Patrick's Day Celebrations
(St. Paul, MN) -- This year could wind up being the last one for St. Patrick's Day to be celebrated on a Monday in St. Paul. Mayor Chris Coleman's arts and culture adviser is calling for the city to only hold St. Patrick's Day parades on Saturdays, regardless what day of the week March 17 falls on. The "Minneapolis Star Tribune" reports there is opposition from the St. Patrick's Association, which says holding the parade on any other day would take away from the meaning and importance of the holiday. Association vice president Jeff Schmidt adds a Saturday parade would also cost about double what they spend for police, parking, and cleaning up.