Some say in the 9th and 10th centuries by the Irish as a feast day, while others say the Catholic Church made it official in the early 17th century. It honors St. Patrick bringing Christianity to Ireland.
How to Celebrate
As this is a widely popular holiday, there are many things you can do to celebrate. You can wear green, attend a parade, learn to play the bagpipes, eat haggis, drink a shamrock shake or green milk, caber toss, wear a kilt (traditional or non-traditional… look it up), or simply eat, drink and be merry for the day. Did you know that the Chicago River is dyed green each year? Also, since First Lady Michelle Obama is a Chicago native, she has the White House fountains dyed green as well. Since St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, expect some your hard-core St. Patrick’s Day celebrating co-workers’ chairs to be empty on Monday.
To honor this day we are featuring the 1977 Clover Club Lucky Lemon Lime Mixer can. This steel pull top can is green with white lettering and a 4-leaf clover on it.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day (3/17)!
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