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St. Patrick’s Day Trivia Facts
Trivia trading and debating facts is a long-standing tradition in pubs and bars around the world. (In fact, this is how the Guinness Book of World Records got its start.)
In line with that tradition, here are some of the facts of Patrick’s Day and the trivia of sharing/debate / arguing with other fellow elbow benders this weekend – courtesy of the founders, Guinness.
- Patrick’s Day always Celebrates on the 17th of March Each Year.
- In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday similar to Christmas and Easter.
- Erin go Bragh translates to “Ireland is forever.”
- The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was not in Ireland. It was in Boston in 1737.
- The largest Parade in the United States, held since 1762, is in New York City and attracts more than a million viewers each year.
- More than 100 US homes host an annual exhibition. Some of the biggest celebrations of St. Patrick Day Parades in Chicago, Illinois and Savannah, Georgia.
- In 1948 President Truman became the first president to attend the Patrick’s Day exhibition.
- The city of Chicago goes so far as to celebrate that they dye the green of their river.
- Green is associated with Saint Patrick’s day because it is the color of spring, Irish, and shamrock.
- Celebrating St. Patrick, 110 million people will celebrate the day in green costumes, make an Irish-inspired meal, or go out to celebrate.
- There are 33.7 million U.S. citizens born in Ireland. That is almost nine times the population of Ireland itself.
- 15 million cards were exchanged on St. Patrick’s Day. 10% of all St Patrick’s Day cards are sold in only New York.
- 19 presidents of the United States proudly demand an Irish legacy – including our first President, George Washington.
- Patrick is a hero in Ireland. And there are about 60 bishops and churches in Ireland alone. One of the most famous churches is St. Patrick’s Church. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. These places symbolize the place where St. Patrick baptized the converts.
St. Patrick’s Day Trivia Quiz Questions Answers
- Question: What’s another name for St. Patrick’s Day?
Answer: The Feast of Saint Patrick.
- Question: Where was Saint Patrick actually born?
Answer: Roman Britain (What is now either England, Scotland, or Wales).
- Question: How many hours does the NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade take?
Answer: Over five hours.
- Question: How many pounds of green vegetable dye are now used to turn the Chicago River green?
Answer: 40 pounds.
- Question: What do some historians believe was St. Patrick’s real name?
Answer: Maewyn Succat.
- Question: According to legend, what happened during one of St. Patrick’s sermons on the Irish hillside?
Answer: Legend has it that while he was speaking, all of the snakes were driven out into the sea.
- Question: What color was originally associated with St. Patrick?
- Question: According to legend, what did St. Patrick use to describe the Holy Trinity?
Answer: The shamrock.