The date for St. Patrick's day falls on Sunday, March 17 in 2013.

The notoriously-lubricated celebration is coming on a weekend, which seems like good news. However, because Sunday immediately precedes Monday, it is easily the least weekendy day of the weekend.

This terrible paradox means this year's St. Patrick's Day date will likely spell disaster for productivity on Monday, March 18. On Sunday, throngs of drinkers, liberated from work, will take to the world's bars only to remember deep into the evening that they have to be at work in mere hours.

Some will even meet that special someone and stay the night, which is pretty much the reason sick days were invented. You can check out the best places to get lucky on St. Patrick's Day in the slideshow below.

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  • 8. Hoboken

    <a href="">Sports entertainment website has pulled together a list of the top cities where you can, well, get lucky on St. Patrick's Day</a>. Shown: Hoboken St. Patrick's Parade, 2010. (Photo courtesy of <a href="" target="_hplink">Flickr/flickr4jazz</a>)

  • 7. St. John's

    Shown: Quidi Vidi Brewing Co. (Photo courtesy of <a href="" target="_hplink">Flickr/haven't the slightest</a>)

  • 6. Amsterdam

    (Photo courtesy of <a href="" target="_hplink">Flickr/Moyan_Brenn</a>)

  • 5. Las Vegas

    Shown: A night view of the Bellagio and Las Vegas from above. (Photo courtesy of <a href="" target="_hplink">Flickr/o palsson</a>)

  • 4. Chicago

    (Photo courtesy of <a href="" target="_hplink">Flickr/Rhys Asplundh</a>)

  • 3. Montreal

    Shown: Old Montreal. (Photo courtesy of <a href="" target="_hplink">Flickr/antonellomusina</a>)

  • 2. Boston

    Shown: Cheers Bar, Boston. (Photo courtesy of <a href="" target="_hplink">Flickr/Rob Young</a>)

  • 1. New York City

    Shown: Meat Packing District, New York City (Photo courtesy of <a href="" target="_hplink">Flickr/Ryan Vaarsi</a>)