Monday, March 17, 2008

Luck of the Irish

Saint Patrick's Day is a big celebration across the country and the tradition is no different in Syracuse-but this year is different. For the first time in sixty years, religion and celebration come together. Holy week includes Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter.
But one pastor, Joe Bloesz of a local Syracuse church thinks that this year will be conflict, because Saint Patrick's Day is supposed to be a day of religion, instead of celebration.

While this may be a conflict with some, for others it isn't, traditional celebrating is their state of mind. At one bar in downtown Syracuse, Kitty Hoynes, the atmosphere wasn't on the week but just on the day and fun.

The fun was going on all day, with traditional Irish meals being served such as corn meal and shepard's pie. An employee at the pub says their dining room has been booked since 9:30 AM.

Although the week might be a conflict for some there won't be much worry about in the near future, because the next time Holy Week and Saint Patrick's Day will come together is 2160.

If you would like to check out the pub, check out their website for more information..

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