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

VeryHard

In which country was the first Saint Patrick's Day parades begin?

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Answer: United States
More information: The first St. Patrick's Day parade is reported to have taken place in New York City, United States in 1762. It wasn't until somewhere in the 20th century that these parades started being held in Ireland.

Hard

In which city was the very first St. Patrick's Day celebration observed?

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Answer: St. Augustine
More information: According to a 2017 research by Dr. Michael Francis, the first recorded celebration of St. Patrick's Day in the world was in the city of St. Augustine in the American State of Florida.

Medium

In which country was St. Patrick born?

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

Hard

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
More information: 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.

Easy

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.

Hard

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
More information: When Saint Patrick succesfully escaped from the Irish pirates and made his way back home to Britain, he went on to become a priest.

Hard

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.
More information: After he was captured by Irish pirates, St. Patrick spent 6 years of his young life taking care of animals before he later escaped.

VeryHard

Some Irish old stories suggest that St. Patrick's walking stick once miraculously tranformed into what object?

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Answer: A tree
More information: There are Irish legends which say that St. Patrick stuck his walking stick (made of ash wood) into the ground at a place he went to evangelize. The stick later grew into a tree.

Hard

What year did the first Saint Patrick's Day parade take place in Russia?

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Answer: 1992
More information: Russia's first ever Saint Patrick's Day parade was held in the city of Mexico in 1992.

Medium

It is customary for the Irish prime minister (Taoiseach) to give the U.S. President what symbolic gift on St. Patrick's Day?

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Answer: A shamrock bowl
More information: 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.



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