Every year, we play hooky on St. Patrick’s Day — literally. For 24 years and counting, St. Patrick’s Day has become a special day at our agency. It’s deeply rooted in our culture and DNA. Some may think it’s because our name is “Celtic” and a number of us are Irish. That certainly has something to do with it, but the tradition has evolved into something much larger than “Irish.”

Over the years, St. Patrick’s Day has become a day to give back to our community through philanthropic endeavors like our annual blood drive. It’s a day to feast on traditional Irish food with fellow co-workers while listening to our favorite Irish music. It’s a day where employees get a half-day of vacation to enjoy with their family and friends. And yes, it’s a day where we like to tip a pint or two in honor of our good friends.

So this Patrick’s Day, we raise our glass and leave you with a simple Irish toast…

“Here’s to a long life and a merry one.

A quick death and an easy one.

A pretty girl and an honest one.

A cold pint and another one.”