By: Allison Haworth
Green Beer Day, otherwise known as GBD, is one of Miami University’s longest traditions beginning in 1952. Ever since then, Miami students celebrate this annual tradition the Thursday before spring break. This year, St. Patrick’s Day happens to fall on GBD, which won’t happen again until at least 2022. While many people view this celebration as an excuse to go out and skip class, some might think a little differently.
Green Beer Day is a tradition where people get dressed up and in the spirit to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the beginning of their spring break. There are many people who design and order attire, which allows students to practice their marketing, graphic design, sales and entrepreneurial skills.
While Miami University does not condone or associate itself with this event, there is always word of mouth, video coverage and even press that covers this event to create some sort of awareness about Miami’s unique tradition.
While people have varying opinions about Green Beer Day, it is not all just about the fun. It allows students to practice what running a business is like when dealing with apparel, customers and the technicalities of owning a business.
Whether or not you choose to participate in the celebration, Green Beer Day is supposed to be a fun celebration that brings the students together to uphold a tradition.