St. Patrick’s Day… A Legal Issue?

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq.

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq.

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq., owner of Ask The Business Lawyer, is an award-winning business attorney, speaker, and Entrepreneur Magazine online contributor. She saves consulting and professional services companies time, money, and aggravation by serving as their outsourced legal counsel.

Posted on January 17, 2015 in Business Essentials

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St. Patrick’s Day is no stranger to legal controversy. Gay Irish groups in New York and Boston have had protracted (and unsuccessful) fights with city leaders over the right to march in the parades. And this year, there’s an unsual legal issue (albeit an ecclesiastical one). According to CNN online, for the first time since 1940, St. Patrick’s Day will fall during Holy Week, the sacred seven days preceding Easter. Liturgical rules say you can’t say Mass. And what do you do about the parade? Read the CNN report to find out how cities (and clerics) around the country are dealing with it.

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