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

Easy

St. Patrick wrote in his Declaration that when he was 16 years what happened?

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Answer: He was captured
More information: 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.

Hard

When was the ban on LGBT groups participating in the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City lifted?

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Answer: 2014
More information: Prior to the year 2014, members of the LGBT community were prohibited from participating in St. Patrick's Day parades in New York City. The ban was eventually lifted in New York City in 2014. It's noteworthy to mention that despite the uplifting of the ban, many gays and lesbians still occasionally experience certain discriminations during these parades.

Easy

Which of the following isn't another name for Saint Patrick's Day?

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Answer: All Saints' Eve
More information: 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.

Medium

In the United States, it is traditional to plant what seeds on St. Patrick's Day?

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Answer: Pea seeds
More information: 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.

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

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.

Hard

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
More information: 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.

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.

Easy

When do Christians celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

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Answer: 17th March
More information: 17th March has been traditionally observed by some Christians across the globe as St. Patrick's Day. They believe that St. Patrick died on that day.

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.



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