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margaritagirl
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January 4, 2011 12:34 pm  

I heard the parade is on March 19th.
I thought it was always the Saturday before.
I have guest coming in for the parade which we thought was going to be on the 12th. They are so disappointed since they are leaving on the 18th.
Why the change?


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January 4, 2011 12:44 pm  

I heard that the folks who put it on in years past won't be doing it this year.
A new committee started up and is running it for this year.
That could be why

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January 4, 2011 2:42 pm  

Yeah I had friends that had to change their flights and pay a bundle to do so. But they come every year and love it and I'm glad they'll be here for the parade.

The rumors about the committee that runs it (or rather did run it) are always negative and say that they never make money, which seems like big time mis-management, which usually happens when you rule by committee! 😉


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January 5, 2011 1:26 pm  

I'm going to cry...I already have my air and AA wants a additional $362, per person, to change it by one day...What a bunch of crooks.
we have been planning to be at the parade for a year....How can they change the date after all these years of the the Saturday before St Patty day ???


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January 5, 2011 1:51 pm  

It's not always the Sat before..as my son and DIL found out a few years ago..(2006 perhaps)...you can't count on the day till they actually announce it.


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January 5, 2011 2:51 pm  

True but they did announce it and then changed it and then changed it. So quite a few people got the shaft. I wonder if this will make for a smaller parade day?


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January 5, 2011 3:21 pm  

At least 2 less...me and my wife...we will be winging our way back to Colorado that day


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January 5, 2011 6:10 pm  

Make that 6 less - we'll be winging back to Iowa on the 19th. Oh well....


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January 5, 2011 8:00 pm  

Maybe we can share a bottle of Jamison on the plane and have our own celebration


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January 6, 2011 12:14 pm  

I dont know where you are getting your information but check out this webasite http://www.stcroixtourism.com/st_patricks_day_parade.htm

it says...

The 40th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held on Saturday March 12, 2011 in Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Parade starts at 11:00 AM SHARP. See you there!!!


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margaritagirl
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January 6, 2011 12:23 pm  

ellyo, When you go to stcroixtourism.com it does say March 12th but if you click on St. Croix St. Patricks Day Parade Committee under the picture it takes you to the official page which now says March 19th.


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ellyo
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January 6, 2011 12:48 pm  

Gotcha! Have you tried calling them and confirm the dates?


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January 6, 2011 12:57 pm  

It is the 19th, check out the official website. St croix tourism.com does not run the parade.

http://www.stpatricksdayparadestcroixvi.com/index.php


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January 6, 2011 1:03 pm  

There must be a mistake in their page, because every other page available that talks about the parade is saying the 12. If they have changed it to the 19th there will be a lot of disappointed people. I will email them to confirm the date and I will let you guys know. I am sorry your friends made travel plans already.


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Hiya!
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January 6, 2011 1:11 pm  

Do you live here? Everyone knows the gossip about how things went down and the dates changed. It's the 19th.


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January 6, 2011 3:48 pm  

We are so bummed, we own in St Croix and have been planning on coming back special for a year and of course we have friends visiting that were looking forward to the parade being on the 12th too...
We've only heard rumors about why the date was changed; but seriously a parade after the fact?
So does anyone know if we want to put a complaint ....who might that be and how do we email them ???


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Hiya!
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January 6, 2011 5:18 pm  

Complaining doesn't get you far in the VI like it does stateside. You have to learn to chuckle and make the best of things.


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sam49iam
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January 6, 2011 9:57 pm  

I guess I'll have to work on that after I move there....


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January 6, 2011 10:26 pm  

good luck sam. I'll give you about a year

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January 7, 2011 11:35 am  

Do you live here? Everyone knows the gossip about how things went down and the dates changed. It's the 19th.

I do live here, I heard it had to do something with the date change for Mardi Croix.
What gossip are you talking about?


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