Guinness's plan to make St Patrick's Day an official US holiday is either a courageous campaign on behalf of Irish Americans, creative marketing, or both. The beer company is pairing everyone's favorite Irish holiday with politics. "Proposition 3-17" would make St Patrick's Day an official US Holiday, just like President's Day, the Fourth of July, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, etc. The movement is aiming for 1 million signatures, before presenting the petition to Congress.
The petition reads: "From the camaraderie in the streets to the joy pulsating in their hearts, people from all nationalities and backgrounds bask in the glory that is Irish."
My large Irish family always celebrates St. Patrick's Day welcoming family visiting from Ireland and all over the US with a big party, tasty food, a talent show, and an hours-long sing-a-long of Irish songs. Many Americans skip work on St Patrick's Day, even if they're clueless about Irish American heritage. Do you think making St Patrick's Day an official holiday would enhance the Irish Spirit, or just be an excuse to drink more Guinness? Are you ready to sign the petition?