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