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

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Which of the following is one of the significances of St. Patrick's Day?

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Answer: It commemorates the introduction of Christianity to Ireland.
More information: The day is celebrated to honor the life of St. Patrick and the birth of Christianity in 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
More information: 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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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What was the profession of St. Patrick's father?

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Answer: Deacon
More information: St. Patrick's father was a deacon while his grandfather was a Christian priest.

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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.

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

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Answer: The Shamrock
More information: 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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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.



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