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How Well Do You Know St. Patrick's Day?

Think You Know Your Irish Trivia? Put It To The Test To Find Out If You Know A Beag (small) Or Mor (big) Amount About St. Patrick's Day!

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  1. How serious is St. Patrick's Day treated in Ireland?
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    All primary schools host St. Patrick's Day parades on the 17th of March, even if it falls on a weekend.
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    It's a National Holiday, DUH!
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    They don't do anything.
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    It's a national law that all Irish persons must speak Irish on St. Patrick's Day.
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    It's a National Holiday! No school, no work!

    Both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland take the 17th of March off to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

  2. Which city has been dying it's river GREEN every year since 1962?
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    Dublin
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    Chicago
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    London
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    Amsterdam
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    CHICAGO!

    That's some dedication. Every March 17th they dye the Chicago river green! It takes 40 tons of dye to get the river to a suitably festive shade!

  3. In Irish lore, St. Patrick drove what out of Ireland?
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    Snakes
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    He drove out on a range rover
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    The Potatoe Famine
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    Vikings
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    S-S-S-SNAKES!

    As we know, this is a legend and scientists believe that there never were any reptiles in Ireland at that time!

  4. Why the Shamrock?
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    It was the most popular weed in the country so it was always around
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    It's a metaphor for the Holy Trinity
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    We don't know why!
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    It signifies the three provinces in Ireland
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    Yup! The Holy Trinity!

    First off, there are 4 provinces in Ireland. According to Irish legend, the saint used the three-leafed plant as a metaphor for the Holy Trinity when he was first introducing Christianity to Ireland.

  5. So what are the provinces of Ireland called?

    DO NOT GOOGLE! YOU ARE BETTER THAN THAT!

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    Ulser, Rua, Beag & Leichat
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    Ceatharlach, Cill Dara, Tralee & Bandon
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    Cobh, Leitrim, Corcaigh & Monaghan
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    UIster, Munster, Leinster & Connacht
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    The more you know!

    Connacht can also be spelt - Cannaught! The capital, Dublin, is located in Leinster.

  6. According to legend, what did Leprechauns actually DO?
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    They lived under a rainbow and stole gold
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    They gaurded gold from greedy people
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    They spent their days making and mending shoes
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    They ran around their local towns causing havoc
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    Turns out they have multiple skills!

    While they did guard gold, Leprechauns were also supposedly skilled craftsmen (there were no female leprechauns, BOO)

  7. What nationality is St. Patrick?

    Is this a trick question? I wonder...

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    IRISH
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    Dutch
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    Norweigen
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    Welsh
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    HE'S NOT IRISH!

    Yup, Ireland's patron saint is not Irish. He is believed to be of Welsh descent.

  8. When/Where did the first St. Patrick's Day parade take place?
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    Dublin 1660's
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    Cork 1670's
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    Chicago 1740's
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    Boston 1730's
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    BOSTON

    It was in 1737 and was organized by a few Irish immigrants who wanted to commemorate home.

  9. How did St. Patrick end up in Ireland?
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    He was caputured by Irish raiders and brought over as a slave
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    He came over to study Christianity from the monks
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    He boarded a ship thinking it was headed for America but he ended up in Dublin
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    He was born there
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    Who'd known?

    According to Irish Central, Patrick was snatched and brought to Ireland as a slave. His job was to mind the sheep at night in case wolves, wild dogs, foxes or even wild bears would take them or their lambs. He did this on the slopes of the Slemish Mountains in County Antrim.

  10. What is St. Patrick's colour?
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    Green
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    Blue
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    Orange
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    White
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    BLUE BLUE BLUE

    That's right, green was attached to the saint after he was recognized as a Patron Saint of Ireland.

  11. Why March 17th?
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    It is believed to be the day St. Patrick died
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    The day he drove out the snakes
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    The day he arrived in Ireland
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    Tbh it's a guess based on stories of when he taught the Irish Christianity
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    Celebrating his life and accomplishments on the 17th!

    It is believed that St Patrick died on March 17 in 461AD.

  12. Every year, the US President is presented with a bowl of shamrock on March 17th, what happens to the shamrocks after?
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    This is a stupid question. It's a plant.
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    They plant it in the white house gardens.
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    The White House cook uses it in a special meal
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    The Secret Service destroy it
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    No Joke. They Destroy It.

    Any food or floral gift to the president must be destroyed for fear of potential harm to the president.

  13. What is the correct abbreviation of St. Patrick's Day?

    This is the most important question.

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    St. Patty's
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    St. Pady's
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    St. Paddy's
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    St. Pattie's
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    YOU BETTER HAVE GOTTEN THAT RIGHT!

    It is St. Paddy. NOT Patty. It is Paddy because Padraig is the Irish for Patrick, which explains why it's 'dd' rather than 'tt'. If you take away one thing, please let it be that.

  14. Lastly, will you be celebrating St. Patrick's Day?
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    YES!
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    no.
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    maybe.
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    What is that?
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    There is only one right answer and that is YES!

    However you choose to celebrate (or not that's cool too), we wish you a day filled with happiness and friendship.

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