Why is St. Patrick associated with shamrocks? Why is St. Patrick's Day on March 17? The patron saint of Ireland is a famous Christian figure honored around the world.<br /><br />Take this quiz about the saint and see how much you really know about Sain' Paddy!
St. Patrick was born in:
Patrick was born in 4th century Britain, which was occupied at the time by the Romans.
St. Patrick first traveled to Ireland as:
At the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken captive to Ireland as a slave.
St. Patrick devoted himself to God’s service after:
According to his Confession, he was told by God in a dream to flee from slavery to the coast, where he would board a ship and return to Britain. He obeyed and escaped, returning home.
The color originally associated with Saint Patrick was:
Originally, the color associated with Saint Patrick was blue. Over the years, green and its association with Saint Patrick's day grew. Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick's Day as early as the 17th century.
Saint Patrick was known for using as an object lesson:
Irish folklore tells that one of his teaching methods included using the shamrock to explain the Christian doctrine of the Trinity to the Irish people.
March 17th is celebrated as St. Patrick’s Day since it is the day he:
So as not to conflict with fasting, abstinence and sobriety during Easter observances, whenever St. Patrick’s Day occurs during Holy Week, the Irish:
In 1940, Saint Patrick's Day was observed on April 3 in order to avoid coinciding with Palm Sunday, and again in 2008, when it was officially observed on March 14. Saint Patrick's Day will not fall within Holy Week again until 2160.
The longest-running St. Patrick’s Day parade in North America takes place each year in:
The longest-running Saint Patrick's Day parade in North America occurs each year in Montreal, the flag of which has a shamrock in one of its corners. The parades have been held in continuity since 1824.
Which major league sports team was formerly known as the “St. Patricks”?
The Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team was known as the Toronto St. Patricks from 1919 to 1927 and wore green jerseys.
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in the Caribbean by:
The tiny island of Montserrat, known as "Emerald Island of the Caribbean" because of its founding by Irish refugees from Saint Kitts and Nevis, is the only place in the world apart from Ireland and the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador where St Patrick's Day is a public holiday. The holiday also commemorates a failed slave uprising that occurred on March 17, 1768.
In March 2007, Irish priest Father Vincent Twomey:
All of the above.
In Argentina, St. Patrick’s Day is:
In Argentina, and especially in Buenos Aires, all-night-long parties are celebrated. People dance and drink only beer throughout the night, until seven or eight in the morning. The tradition of mocking those who do not wear green does not exist, however.