Just a reminder: St. Patrick’s Day is Friday, March 17, 2017. I know you’re excited that St. Pattie’s Day falls on a Friday this year. This is great for parades and celebrations! Unfortunately, this probably doesn’t mean that you will get the day off from work or school. Although St. Patrick’s Day is a great excuse for a party, it is not a federal or state holiday. This means it is usually not considered a holiday for the purpose of having special hours of operation. Most restaurants, stores, shopping centers and malls will be open regular hours on St. Patrick’s Day. To see whether a specific chain is open or closed, be sure to check our extensive list. Then, make your plans and put on some green. Everyone’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!
Even though most retailers will not have special St. Patrick’s Day shopping hours, don’t think there won’t be plenty of “saving o’ the green” sales and restaurant deals! These days, March 17 is a lot more than eating corned beef and cabbage while drinking green beer! Many retailers and eateries now have St. Patrick’s Day specials, discounts, and events on or around the holiday. Check with your favorite places of business to see who is having the biggest and best shopping events in your area. Restaurant promotions usually involve traditional Irish menu items and drinks at reduced prices. If you’re going to be out celebrating, be smart and let someone else do the driving. Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2017, everyone!