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

Hard

What year did the first Saint Patrick's Day parade take place in Russia?

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Answer: 1992
Russia's first ever Saint Patrick's Day parade was held in the city of Mexico in 1992.

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 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.

Medium

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

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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.

Easy

When do Christians celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

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Answer: 17th March
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.

Easy

What is the name of the saint who introduced Christianity to Ireland during AD 453?

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Answer: St. Patrick
St. Patrick (who is also called the "Apostle of Ireland") was a Christian missionary known for introducing the people of Ireland to Christianity. He reportedly did this in the AD 400s.

Hard

Who was the first President of the United States to attend a St. Patrick's Day parade?

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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.

Easy

According to popular myths, what did St. Patrick chase out of Ireland?

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Answer: Snakes
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.

Medium

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
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.

Easy

What color of attire is usually worn on Saint Patrick's Day?

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Answer: Green
It is customarily to put on green clothing on Saint Patrick's Day. The reason why green is worn during the celebration is because legend has it that when you wear green attire, leprechauns can't see you. And when they can't see you, they can't pinch you.



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