Irish parade to step off week early this year

February 22, 2008 3:25:59 PM PST
A conflict is forcing a traditional Saint Patrick's Day parade to step off one week earlier this year.

The South Side Irish Parade is normally held on the Sunday before Saint Patrick's Day. But this year that date falls on Palm Sunday. So, organizers have scheduled the parade for Sunday, March 9.

The Downtown Saint Patrick's Day parade on Columbus Drive will be Saturday March 15.