As the sun rises on March 17th, New Zealanders will be the first in the world to raise a glass to celebrate St Patrick's Day
Guinness, also known as the 'black stuff', can be enjoyed first by Kiwis on March 17th as the sun rises here first for the annual celebration of the Feast of St Patrick.
Made an official Christian feast day in the 17th century, St Patrick himself was a 5th century missionary. He converted thousands of Irish from celtic paganism to Christianity, and is said to have used the Shamrock – the three-leaf clover – to explain the Holy Trinity. After his death, which tradition holds was on March 17th, he was adopted as the Patron Saint of Ireland.
These days, the celebration of St Patrick is a bit more global, and whether you can trace your roots back to Dublin, or just enjoy a good beer every now and then, March 17th is a great day to indulge in all things Irish.
To celebrate, we’ve got two Guinness home bar kits, including a branded glass, a bar mat and towel, and a t-shirt to giveaway.
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