St. Patrick’s Day is a very popular holiday celebrated every year on 17th March. Having originated in Ireland, the holiday has transcended the borders of its homeland and nowadays is celebrated in many countries across the world! This weekend we will be bringing St. Patrick’s Day to our battlefields, so get ready for some major action! Even though we won’t be distributing any four-leaf clovers, we will be granting some pretty sweet bonuses and discounts to help you boost your luck in battle!
During this weekend, expect the following:
Triple Crew Experience
You can’t rely on luck all the time – better get yourself some rock-solid skills and perks!
15% Discount on all standard Tier VIII vehicles
Want a new toy? The first of the big ones are all on sale – how lucky is that!
15% Discount on all Premium Tier VIII vehicles*
Who cares about leprechauns – get one of these babies and enjoy a pot of credits after every battle!
*Please note that the premium vehicles discounted in this event will also be available in the Premium Shop in special bundles until the event is due. All active discounts will be valid in these bundles both for the vehicles themselves, as well as for any other corresponding goods subject to a discount at the time.
25% Discount on Equipment
Boost your vehicle’s effectiveness with a holiday discount!
50% Discount on Crew Skill Reset
Fix your skills and perks at half the gold/credit price!
50% Discount on Garage Slots
More vehicles require more space – expand your garage at half the normal price!
Discount on Premium Account:
|Let them have it!|
|May the luck of the Irish be with you!|
|Reward||+20% Experience for the battle|
Saint Patrick has long been the patron saint of Ireland, despite not actually being Irish! He is known to have been the son of a Romano-British army officer. However, as a child he was captured by slavers and taken to Ireland.
For around six years he worked on farms as a slave. During this time he started to dream of seeing God, who told him about a ship he could escape on.
He did manage to escape and went back to Britain. He then went on to France where he joined a monastery, spending a decade in training. Eventually he became a bishop and after having more dreams of God, he went back to Ireland and began to convert the mainly pagan population to Christianity.
The most famous legend associated with him regards the snakes of Ireland. Supposedly the snakes were causing death and illness across Ireland, so Saint Patrick cursed them and drove them into the sea.
Saint Patrick’s Day has been celebrated ever since, and is associated with wearing green. Another legend states that during the Seven Year’s War (1756 – 1763), French troops staged an attack against the English on Saint Patrick’s Day, hoping to find their mainly Irish recruits too drunk to fight. However, the English had realised that their army was mostly Irish and had allowed them to celebrate a day early, predicting the French attack.
In modern times, Saint Patrick’s Day is the only event of its kind to be celebrated across the globe. This is partly due to the mass emigration of the Irish people in the 18th and 19th centuries, who took their customs with them wherever they went. Those customs then caught the imagination of the rest of the world. The result is that the modern Saint Patrick’s Day is a truly international, boisterous celebration of Irishness that crosses all boundaries of culture and religion.
This special will be available from 14th March at 07:00 until 18th March at 06:00 CET (GMT+1).
Good luck and good hunting, Commanders!