Similar to Christmas and Easter, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the religious events that is considered as a public holiday in Ireland. St. Patrick is known as Patron Saint of Ireland. Many legends are associated with St. Patrick’s personality of which few of them are taking all the snakes away from Ireland, his usage of Shamrock in an illustrative teaching tool to illustrate the structure of The Holy Trinity, the growth of his walking stick into a living tree, his speech with ancient Irish ancestors and many more. With St. Patrick coming up, why not giving a try to the idea of throwing St. Patrick’s themed party and have an activity of scoring the highest in St. Patrick’s Trivia Questions and Answers quiz not only for adults but for your younger lads also that will help them to educate themselves about the significance of St. Patrick’s Day. Brace yourself, take a deep breath and dive into interesting St. Patrick very little known facts and challenging yet hand full of knowledge trivia questions and answers quiz.
St. Patrick’s Day History
Who was St. Patrick? A person who was born in Great Britain to really well-off parents near the end of around 4th century. At the young age of 16 years, he was kidnapped by Irish pirates and was taken away from England to Ireland. For over a long period of 10 years, he used to tend herds of sheep in Ireland but one day he took a chance and ran away from the hold of the ones who kidnapped him. He succeeded in coming back to England and took a safe refuge in Monastery. He became a priest and decided to take his all teachings to back to Ireland. He set up a Christian church in Ireland. He started studying Monasteries in Gaul and became a priest, he changed his name to Patricius meaning “Father Figure”. Later on he became Bishop and continued serving Christianity. St. Patrick’s Day is supposed death date i.e. 17th March. He is buried in Downpatrick in present day Northern Ireland.
Interesting St. Patrick’s Trivia Facts
Patrick was not originally Irish. He was from Wales.
Shamrock was initially used as a teaching tool to explain The Holy Trinity.
For numerous past years, people used to wear Blue on St. Patrick ’s Day and Green was thought of great unlucky.
In 2010, the Sydney Opera House went green to mark the 200th anniversary of St. Patrick’s Day.
In Chicago, people dyed the river “Kelly” green. The dye lasts for about five hours.
Guinness sales sky rocket on St. Patrick’s Day.
Saint Patrick expelled the snakes from Ireland.
The “Royal Dublin Dog Show” was the place to be held on St. Patrick’s Day.
Patrick was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken away to Ireland as a slave.
Patrick tended herds of sheep for over 10 years in Ireland.
Over 100 US cities hold a parade every year on St. Patrick’s Day.
15 million greeting cards are exchanged on St. Patrick’s Day alone and 10 percent of all St Patrick’s Day cards are sold in New York only.
Patrick is known as a hero in Ireland and there are about 60 churches and cathedrals named for him in Ireland.
Patrick’s Day is a national holiday in the United States.
St. Patrick’s Trivia Questions & Answers for Kids
Q: Name a trifoliate plant which is also a national symbol of Ireland.
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