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St. Patrick's Day, "Day" Not Lucky

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Augusta, GA - This year's Saint Patrick's Day celebration left some people feeling not so lucky.  That's because this year the Irish holiday that is typically filled with eating good food and enjoying spirits falls on a Monday and not the weekend.  Though some are pretty sad, that is not stopping them from having a good time.  Many of the bars downtown already had customers patronizing them Friday evening.  Some people were in the CSRA from out of town and some locals were celebrating early. 

“Drinking mostly,” said Michael Dickey, of Augusta.

“I mean if people are celebrating Saturday, I’m going to be out and about celebrating,” said Candace Reese.

The luck of the Irish did not favor the crowd hoping to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day on their day off.  The calendar places the holiday at the start of the work week for most.  But that’s not stopping Candace Reese, who said she will be at Soy Noodle House in Downtown Augusta, hopefully serving up a happy crowd.

“I know we have green beer specials all weekend long here at Soy, so if I’m off I’ll probably come up here and drink some beer,” said Reese.

 Augusta’s annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will also be held on Monday.  But Michael Dickey said the event is best suited for a weekend.

Dickey said, “A lot of people got down here at 11 am and there was a parade and alcohol, which sort of escalates and atmosphere.”

Aaron Conti and his fiancé partied in Boston last year.  He’s hoping businesses in the Garden City will still profit from people, like him, out searching for good beer.

Conti, “It brings more people on the weekend.  I think the weather report said the weekend is going to be nicer than the week day.”

“How does Chuck E. Cheese do on a Monday?  Friday?  A lot of fun,” Dickey said.

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