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The term "bonfire" originated from which two Halloween related words?

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Answer: Bone and fire
More information: A bonfire can also be referred to as balefire. It originated from the two words Bone and Fire. Bonfire is associated with an ancient Celts celebration where the bones of animals were burnt in order to fend off bad spirits. This practice became associated with Halloween.

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The practice of disguisers carrying the Jack-O'-lantern during Halloween originated from which Irish myth?

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Answer: Stingy Jack
More information: Jack-O'-lantern originated from an Irish myth of "Stingy Jack". Legend has it that "Stingy Jack" was the nickname of a man who after his death, was denied entrance to neither Heaven nor Hell. Jack was driven into the gloomy night. In order to brighten up his way, Jack was given a lump of burning coal, which he placed into a carved turnip.

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The Halloween festival is celebrated in many nations. On which day does this celebration take place?

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Answer: 31st October
More information: The 31st of October is the day that is widely recognized for the celebration of the Halloween festival in many countries.

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Saint Patrick's Day has a very famous traditional symbol? What is this symbol?

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Answer: The Shamrock
More information: St. Patrick's Day is widely represented by the Shamrock. This is a three-leafed plant that according to legend was used by Saint Patrick in explaining the concept of the Christian Holy Trinity to pagans from Ireland.

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When caught not wearing green colored attire or clothing on Saint Patrick's Day, what traditionally happens to you?

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Answer: You're pinched in an affectionate manner
More information: Traditionally, everyone is required to put on green colored clothing and accessories on Saint Patrick's Day so that they become invisible to leprechauns (who can't see green). And since leprechauns like pinching people they see, those who don't wear green are accordingly pinched.

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Which of the following isn't another name for Saint Patrick's Day?

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Answer: All Saints' Eve
More information: All Saints' Eve is not another name for Saint Patrick's Day. It is rather an alternative name for for Halloween. The following are alternative names for Saint Patrick's Day: Feast of Saint Patrick, Lá Fhéile Phádraig, Patrick's Day, (St) Paddy's Day and (St) Patty's Day.

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St. Patrick wrote in his Declaration that when he was 16 years what happened?

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Answer: He was captured
More information: According to his own writings, St. Patrick said he was was captured by Irish pirates when he was 16 years old. They kept him as a slave for several years.

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Are the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion the only churches which venerate St. Patrick?

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Answer: FALSE
More information: The Lutheran Church and the Esatern Orthodox Church also venerate St. Patrick.

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What color of attire is usually worn on Saint Patrick's Day?

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Answer: Green
More information: It is customarily to put on green clothing on Saint Patrick's Day. The reason why green is worn during the celebration is because legend has it that when you wear green attire, leprechauns can't see you. And when they can't see you, they can't pinch you.

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When do Christians celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

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Answer: 17th March
More information: 17th March has been traditionally observed by some Christians across the globe as St. Patrick's Day. They believe that St. Patrick died on that day.



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