St Patrick's Day Trivia and Answers

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

Challenge yourself with a St Patrick's Day Trivia Quiz!

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Which of the following beverages is the most widely consumed on St. Patrick's Day?

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Answer: Beer
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.

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When was the first time that the American city of Chicago dyed the famous Chicago River green in commemoration of Saint Patrick's Day?

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Answer: 1962
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.

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In which year did St Patrick's Day officially become a public holiday in Ireland?

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Answer: 1903
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.

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In which country was St. Patrick born?

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Answer: Britain
Despite being the main and foremost patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick wasn't actually born in Ireland. He was born in Britain.

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Before the color green, there was another color previously associated with the celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Which color was this?

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Answer: Blue
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.

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Who was the first President of the United States to attend a St. Patrick's Day parade?

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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.

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When St. Patrick safely escaped from his captors and reached home under the guidance of God, what did he do?

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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.

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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
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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At the age of 16, Saint Patrick was kidnapped by pirates. What work did his captors force him to do?

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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.

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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
The Lutheran Church and the Esatern Orthodox Church also venerate St. Patrick.



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