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

Easy

St. Patrick wrote in his Declaration that when he was 16 years what happened?

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Answer: He was captured
More information: 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.

Easy

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.

Medium

Which of the following beverages is the most widely consumed on St. Patrick's Day?

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Answer: Beer
More information: Despite its strong religious undertones, St. Patrick's Day is one of the most famous drinking holidays in the world. According to reports, the sales of beer increase by over 150% on this holiday. And of all the various brands of beer, Guinness is the most consumed during this celebration.

Hard

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.

Medium

In which century did the Catholic Church make St. Patrick's Day an official day to be observed?

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Answer: 17th Century
More information: By the 17th century, the Catholic Church and other churches had began observing 17th March as a feast day for St. Patrick.

Easy

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.

Easy

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.

Easy

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.

Hard

When St. Patrick safely escaped from his captors and reached home under the guidance of God, what did he do?

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Answer: He became a priest
More information: When Saint Patrick succesfully escaped from the Irish pirates and made his way back home to Britain, he went on to become a priest.

Easy

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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