Save the date: Free Italian ices to welcome spring March 20


Rita’s First Day of Spring Free Italian Ice Giveaway will be held on Sunday, March 20.

For the 24th year, Rita’s Italian Ice is giving away free Italian ice on March 20, including all Rita’s of Hartford stores.

Guests are encouraged to snap a photo of their “cool treat” and share it on Instagram and Twitter using #RitasFirstDayOfSpring to enter into the Rita’s First Day of Spring Photo Contest. All guests who use the hashtag from March 20-March 25 will be entered to win free Rita’s Italian Ice for a year. Three winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and will be announced on Rita’s social media channels on March 31.

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