By Melissa Colabraro
ROME, March 15 - Take out your green-colored outfits. Today is Saint Patrick’s Day.
The Catholic Church pushed the holiday ahead two days to March 15 this year rather than have it clash with Holy Week.
The patron saint of Ireland will be commemorated today with religious ceremonies. Revelers see little problem with the change of plans for "a St. Patrick's three-day weekend".
“Heck, now we have
a whole weekend of celebrations,” said John Cabot University student,
Alyse Lorenzo. “I agree
with the date change, but I don’t believe people will obey it. There will be people out celebrating on Monday night. It’s just
what we are used to.”