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Are you all about the St Paddy’s day fun and frivolity? How about the history and trivia behind everybody’s favourite Irish holiday? In this quiz you’ll be put to the test about all things St Patrick’s, from the man behind the festival to the modern day celebrations we all know and love. Let’s get cracking, shall we?
1.So St Patrick’s day is coming fast. But why do we celebrate St Paddy’s?
- Because it’s Ireland’s birthday
- Because it’s nice to wear green
- Because it’s Irish independence day
- Because it honours the anniversary of St Patrick’s death
2. There are many different parts to St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Which of these is DEFINITELY not one of them?
- Street parades
- Wearing green
- Visiting pubs
- Singing ‘God save the Queen’
3. St Patrick’s celebrations are particularly big in the capital of Ireland. Where is that by the way?
4. Of course, it’s also a big celebration in Northern Ireland, the capital of which is ______.
5. You’ll see many an Irish flag at St Paddy’s celebrations. What colours does it show?
- Red, white, green
- Orange, white, turquoise
- Green, white, orange
- Blue, white, green
6. Ireland is also home to some unique sports which hold special games on St Patrick’s day. Which of these is one of them?
7. “Sásta Lá Fhéile Pádraig!” You’ll no doubt know that means “Happy St Patrick’s Day” in Irish, which is also known as a ______ language.
8. Celebrations of St Patrick’s day often feature this instrument. Often called a violin, when played in a certain way it’s referred to as a _______.
9. Anyone with a healthy interest in all things Irish know not to call this a ‘clover’. It’s OBVIOUSLY a ______.
10. And what did St Patrick famously use them to demonstrate?
- The Trinity
- The growth of Christianity
- The vitality of the Irish earth
- The importance of plants