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
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.
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.
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.
Despite being the main and foremost patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick wasn't actually born in Ireland. He was born in Britain.
St. Patrick's father was a deacon while his grandfather was a Christian priest.
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 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.
Answer: A tree
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.
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.
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.