St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will be front and center this week as millions of Irish-American’s (and non Irish alike) prepare to celebrate. While many people like to rise early an St. Patty’s and head to the local pub, their is much more to this holiday than it gets credit for. St. Patrick’s Day was created to celebrate St. Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland.
As Google (Wikipedia) describes it: Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration held on March 17, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick ( c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
Here in the US, many people will celebrate by wearing green, drinking green beer and eating some of the best traditional Irish foods including Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish Stew, Shepherd’s Pie just to name a few are all long time traditions. However if you look hard enough, you can also find a lot of great deals and freebies too! Here is a look at a few of the deals and freebies going on this St. Patrick’s Day.
IHOP will give all guests wearing green one short stack of buttermilk pancakes for $1 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 17.
Sonic will have half-off shakes all day on St. Patrick’ s Day.
Marie Callender’s is offering a free breakfast entree at all restaurant locations with purchase of any breakfast entree and two beverages with a printable coupon offer. Here it is thanks to couponsherpa.com.
Always be sure to check your local stores, restaurants and markets who also may be having great deals this St. Patrick’s Day. No matter how you spend you spend St. Patrick’s Day, have fun, kiss someone who’s Irish and be sure not to drink and drive!