Fake Patty’s Day pushed back due to Sunflower Showdown conflict

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Two girls sit on a chair in the middle of Moro Street during a Fake Patty's Day 2014 celebration. (Emily DeShazer | Collegian Media Group)

Aggieville businesses voted this week to push Fake Patty’s Day 2020 back from Feb. 29 to March 21.

Traditionally, Fake Patty’s is the Saturday before Kansas State’s spring break. This conflicted with the Kansas State vs. University of Kansas basketball game, according to a tweet.

Marissa Peaslee, a sophomore in kinesiology, said she thinks this is a good idea.

“People may have been more likely to drink extra depending on the outcome of the game just because there was a game,” Peaslee said. “Often times, that kind of environment leads to drinking anyway so the two would not have meshed well together.”

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My name is Bailey Britton and I am the managing editor for the Collegian. I grew up in Colby, Kansas. I am a sophomore studying journalism with minors in leadership studies and English. I value quality news coverage and believe that communication is a vital part of solving problems. When I have free time, I like to spend time with friends and family or be outdoors with a good book.