History of St. Patrick’s Day

Of all the holidays, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most celebrated around the globe. The Irish heritage and culture flow through communities throughout the world every March. Without St. Patrick, however, there wouldn’t be a day to celebrate. Take a look at the history of St. Patrick’s Day and learn how the holiday came to be!

St. Patrick is widely known as the patron saint of Ireland. Born around the year 400 to a British Army Officer, Patrick’s name was likely Maewyn Succat or Patricius. Pirates kidnapped him as a child and sold him into slavery. He spent six years in prison in Ireland before receiving a message from God that told him to escape.

After doing so, he ventured to France where he spent 12 years at a monastery. He returned to Ireland as a bishop and with the pope’s blessing. There, he refused gifts, though he gave some himself, converted the population to Christianity, set up schools, created the basis for the church in Ireland, and much more.

Some of his most important converts were royal family members and, despite being arrested on multiple occasions, he still went above and beyond to do what was best for the Irish community at large.

We here at Red Wing Chevrolet are pumped to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this coming March!

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Hockey Frozen Four in Chicago

Canada’s favorite sport is heading to Chicago for the ultimate showdown in the annual hockey Frozen Four. The 2017 NCAA Frozen Four takes place in the windy city this time around, and rightly so given all of the world-renowned attractions. Athletes from around the country to take the rink in what’s sure to be a heated battle for the championship.

The men’s ice hockey championship takes place on April 6th and 8th at the United Center in Chicago. Tickets are on sale now. Potential attendees can purchase the tickets in three-game packages, ensuring they get plenty of action for their money. The University of Notre Dame and Chicago Sports Commission will host the games.

The East and West Regionals will be played on March 24th and 25th. The Northeast and Midwest Regionals will take place on March 25th and 26th. The winning team from each region will venture to Chicago is the hopes of proving their metal on the ice!

Chicago is home to some of the best restaurants in world, making it the perfect city for major sporting events. Top restaurants, like Alinea and Bavette’s Bar and Boeuf, offer a wide selection of delightful dishes that leave visitors wanting seconds.

We here at Red Wing Chevrolet can’t wait to see the outcome of the 2017 NCAA Frozen Four!