Re: St Patrick's Day question
Monday is closer although it's past the actual date.
At work we'll be having the annual St. Patrick's Day potluck on the 14th, Thursday, since most attendees will be off on Friday.
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
--Bilbo Baggins, LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring