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
Answer: A shamrock bowl
In the course of celebrating Saint Patrick's Day, it is customary for the Taoiseach (Irish head of state) to pay a courtesy call on the President of the United States at the White House and present him/her with a bowl of shamrock. This tradition began as far back as in 1952.
Despite being the main and foremost patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick wasn't actually born in Ireland. He was born in Britain.
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.
Answer: He was captured
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.
Answer: It commemorates the introduction of Christianity to Ireland.
The day is celebrated to honor the life of St. Patrick and the birth of Christianity in Ireland.
Answer: You're pinched in an affectionate manner
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.
Answer: Pea seeds
It's a common tradition in America for people to plant pea seeds on St. Patrick's Day. According to this tradition, planting the peas brings good fortune to the planter.
Answer: 17th Century
By the 17th century, the Catholic Church and other churches had began observing 17th March as a feast day for St. Patrick.
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: St. Patrick
St. Patrick (who is also called the "Apostle of Ireland") was a Christian missionary known for introducing the people of Ireland to Christianity. He reportedly did this in the AD 400s.
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