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What Do You Know about Saint Patrick's Day

What Do You Know about Saint Patrick's Day - FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by ABE1) It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 387-461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland. It originated as a Catholic holiday and became an official feast day. It has gradually become more of a secular celebration of Irish culture.
When did it become an official feast day?

  1. early 7th century
  2. early 17th century
  3. early 19th century

2) What country is it NOT a public holiday in?

  1. Republic of Ireland
  2. Newfoundland
  3. Sweden

3) Originally, what was the color associated with Saint Patrick?

  1. blue
  2. red
  3. white

4) Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick's Day as early as the 7th century.

  • True or False?

5) The phrase "the wearing of the green", meaning to wear a shamrock on one's clothing, derives from a song of the same name.

  • True or False?

6) Saint Patrick's feast day was finally placed on the universal liturgical calendar in the Catholic Church due to the influence of Waterford-born Franciscan scholar in the early 1600s.
Who was the Waterford-born Franciscan scholar?

  1. Norman Churchill
  2. Earl Lord
  3. Luke Wadding

7) When did Saint Patrick's Day become an official public holiday in Ireland?

  1. 1893
  2. 1903
  3. 1913

8) Irish Society of Boston organized what was not only the first Saint Patrick's Day Parade in the colonies but the first recorded Saint Patrick's Day Parade in the world on March 18, 1737.
When did the first parade in Ireland occur?

  1. 1731
  2. 1831
  3. 1931

9) New York's first Saint Patrick's Day Parade was held on March 17, 1762 by Irish soldiers in the British Army.

  • True or False?

10) In 1766, where was the first celebration of Saint Patrick's Day in New York City held?

  1. Crown and Thistle Tavern
  2. The Inn of Ireland
  3. The Tea Kettle

11) When did General George Washington, who commanded soldiers of Irish descent in the Continental Army, allow his troops a holiday on March 17 "as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence?"

  1. 1776
  2. 1780
  3. 1786

What Do You Know about Saint Patrick's Day
[Answers]

1) B.  2) C.  3) A.  4) False.  Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick's Day as early as the 17th century.  5) True 6) C.  7) B.  8) C.  9) True  10) A.  11) B.

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