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ARI’s team in China celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style

ARI’s hardworking expats and their Chinese colleagues took a well earned break from preparations for the imminent opening  of our 11 new stores at Kunming International Airport to raise a glass (or two) to St. Patrick. Although not quite on the same scale as Dublin or New York, our national holiday was nonetheless celebrated with just as much enthusiasm in the staff’s favourite Irish bar in Kunming.

Everyone donned commemorative t-shirts for the day and a face painter was on hand to do “Irish makeovers.” Needless to say the Guinness was flowing and some of our Chinese friends also took the opportunity to sample some Irish cuisine. As the night progressed a few even tried their hand at playing one of our traditional musical instruments.

Judging by the success of the event we may even see an actual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Kunming next year.


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