St. Patrick’s Day Trivia Quiz
Well today is March 17 – and for those of us who are so busy with kids and work that we sometimes forget our own names – that means it is St. Patrick’s Day! I come from an Irish family (my maiden name is Breen) so St. Patty’s Day has always been a huge holiday in my house. Every year we threw a big party, served lots of green drinks (green beer for the adults, green Kool-Aid for us kids), pinched anyone clueless enough not to be wearing the color green, and ate cabbage and corned beef for dinner.
When I found out I was going to get to post today, my fellow bloggers Brandy and April suggested that I tell you all some fun St. Patrick’s Day facts. It wasn’t until I started the research for this post that I realized how woefully ignorant I am about this traditional Irish holiday! So instead of just listing some facts for you all, I’ve made this fun quiz. Is St. Patty’s Day a big deal in your family too? Do you want to impress your friends with your amazing holiday knowledge? Do you have five minutes to spare during naptime? Then get out your pencils and buckle down for Farmer’s Wife Rambles Super St. Patrick’s Day Quiz! (You can find the answers to these questions at the end of the post).
St. Patrick’s Day Trivia Quiz & Answers
1. We’ll start you off easy. What is the official color of St. Patrick?
2. True or False: St. Patrick is known for driving snakes out of Ireland?
3. Lucky guess anyone – where was the first St. Patrick’s Day parade held?
a. Ireland of course! b. Boston, MA – the land of parades
c. New Orleans, NA – they’ll use any excuse for a party over there
4. What is “Drowning the Shamrock?”
5. In what city to they dye their rivers green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
6. In what city to the traditionally paint a green stripe down the roads to celebrate this Holiday?
7. What early U.S. President, who was also a signer of the Declaration of Independence, had Irish origins?
8. When searching for a four-leaf clover, what are the chances you’ll actually find one?
1. BLUE! (Bet you thought I was going to say green didn’t you?) Blue is St. Patrick’s official color. Green became the color for St. Patrick’s Day in the 19th century because, in Irish legends, it is worn by fairies and immortals and by farmers to encourage crops to grow.
2. False. The snakes actually represent the pagans that St. Patrick converted to Christianity
3. Boston, MA – the land of parades
4. “Drowning The Shamrock” is from the custom of floating the shamrock on the top of whiskey before drinking it. The Irish believe that if you keep the custom, then you will have a prosperous year.
5. Chicago, IL
6. Seattle, WA
7. George Washington
8. One estimate suggests that there is only one four leaf clover for every 10,000 three leaf clovers. So, if you’re looking for lucky number four, make sure you clear your calendar!