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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In which century did the Catholic Church make St. Patrick's Day an official day to be observed?

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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.

VeryHard

A bell was removed from St.Patrick's tomb, 60 years after he died. What is this bell called?

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Answer: The Bell of Testament
A bell together with other items (relics) was retrieved from St. Patrick's tomb by Colum Cille. The bell was described as the Bell of Testament.

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Under whose presidency were the waters in the fountains of the White House first dyed green in honor of Saint Patrick's Day?

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Answer: Barack Obama
In 2009, under the Presidency of Barack Obama, the waters in the fountains on the north and south lawns of the White House were dyed green to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. This was the first time in the entire history of the White House that this was happening. Since that time, the White House fountains (especially the one on the north lawn) have been dyed green to celebrate this holiday.

Hard

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

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Answer: St. Augustine
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.

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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
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.

VeryHard

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

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Answer: United States
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

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.

Medium

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.

Easy

Saint Patrick's Day has a very famous traditional symbol? What is this symbol?

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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.

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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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