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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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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Which of the following isn't another name for Saint Patrick's Day?

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Answer: All Saints' Eve
More information: All Saints' Eve is not another name for Saint Patrick's Day. It is rather an alternative name for for Halloween. The following are alternative names for Saint Patrick's Day: Feast of Saint Patrick, Lá Fhéile Phádraig, Patrick's Day, (St) Paddy's Day and (St) Patty's Day.

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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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In 2015, what major water body in the State of Indiana's capital city, Indianapolis, was dyed green during the celebration of St. Patrick's Day?

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Answer: The White River
More information: Covering a distance of approximately 312 miles, the White River is one of the longest rivers in the State of Indiana. This river was dyed green in 2015 in celebration of that year's St. Patrick's Day.

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

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Answer: Green
More information: 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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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
More information: 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.

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

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Answer: United States
More information: 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.

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Are the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion the only churches which venerate St. Patrick?

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Answer: FALSE
More information: The Lutheran Church and the Esatern Orthodox Church also venerate St. Patrick.

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

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Answer: St. Patrick
More information: 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.

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In which country was St. Patrick born?

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Answer: Britain
More information: Despite being the main and foremost patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick wasn't actually born in Ireland. He was born in Britain.



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