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
St. Patrick's father was a deacon while his grandfather was a Christian priest.
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.
According to legend, the reason why there are no native snakes in Ireland is because St. Patrick drove all of them into the sea. Based on the legend, Patrick was forced to banish all Ireland's snakes because they attacked him while he was fasting in the wilderness.
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: 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 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.
The Lutheran Church and the Esatern Orthodox Church also venerate St. Patrick.
Russia's first ever Saint Patrick's Day parade was held in the city of Mexico in 1992.
Answer: The Shamrock
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.
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.