It's the first day of spring: 'Free Rita's Day'

Eric Walter
March 20, 2019 - 12:23 pm
Free Italian ice on first day of spring at Rita's

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's here. Wednesday, March 20, is the first day of spring

Celebrate that 50-degree weather in true Philadelphia style with a free cup of Rita's Italian ice. For omne day only, from noon to 9 p.m., customers can indulge their summertime hopes and dreams at their local Rita’s. Find the closest one on this map.

The company says they gave away almost 1 million cups last year, and they expect this year to do the same. 

There's also a chance to win free Rita's ice for a year. Superfans can post a water ice selfie to social media using the hashtag #RitasFirstDayofSpringContest

It's kind of a long hashtag, but it's worth it, right?

Participating Dairy Queen locations are also giving away free small vanilla soft-serve cones today.