Saint Patrick's Day is a special day not just for the Irish but for so many Christians as well. Here at TQN we have compiled a fun little collection of trivia questions that should be easy peasy to anyone
Despite its strong religious undertones, St. Patrick's Day is one of the most famous drinking holidays in the world. According to reports, the sales of beer increase by over 150% on this holiday. And of all the various brands of beer, Guinness is the most consumed during this celebration.
1962 was the first time that the city of Chicago in the United States dyed the Chicago River green to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. Ever since then, the city dyes the Chicago River green every Saint Patrick's Day. The authorities use roughly around 45 pounds of green dye to convert the entire color of the river green. This beautiful spectacle is often witnessed by hundreds of thousands of people.
The Feast of Saint Patrick (also known as Saint Patrick's Day) was formally made a public holiday in Ireland in 1903. Irish politician and member of parliament James O'Mara was the one who introduced the bill to the House of Commons that made this relgious celebration a statutory holiday in Ireland.
Despite being the main and foremost patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick wasn't actually born in Ireland. He was born in Britain.
Today, it is a tradition to wear green clothes on St. Patrick's Day. However, this hasn't always been the case. Wearing blue was initially a staple of this holiday.
Answer: Harry S. Truman
In 1984, Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, attended a St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City. In doing so, he became the first American President to ever participate in a St. Patrick's Day parade.
Answer: He became a priest
When Saint Patrick succesfully escaped from the Irish pirates and made his way back home to Britain, he went on to become a priest.
Answer: All Saints' Eve
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.
Answer: They made him tend and rear animals
After he was captured by Irish pirates, St. Patrick spent 6 years of his young life taking care of animals before he later escaped.
The Lutheran Church and the Esatern Orthodox Church also venerate St. Patrick.