Quiz yourself on these fun facts about Saint Patrick's Day
We are going to presume that you adults, at least, are well-versed on all things St Patrick's Day-related that any game involving some top trivia and fun facts on the March 17 festivities would be a breeze but did you know these amazing tidbits of information listed below?
Saint Patrick's Day trivia game:
Have a go and tell us how you do in the comments section below!
St Patrick's Day trivia question 1: Who invented the Saint Patrick's Day Parade?
Here's looking at you, America. We have a lot to thank Americans for (although we don't always like to admit it) but they are the ones responsible for all this celebrating on March 17, not the Irish.
Read more: How Americans invented St. Patrick's Day
St Patrick's Day trivia question 2: Where was the first Saint Patrick's Day Parde held?
The world’s first recorded Saint Patrick's Day Parade took place in Boston on March 18, 1737, followed by the New York Parade, which first took place in 1762.
Ireland took over a century to jump on the parade float with the rest of the world and only had their first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin in 1931.
In 2018, however, we discovered that the very first Saint Patrick's Day may have been in Florida, quite sometime before the New York and Boston parade. You can read more about the story here.
St Patrick's Day trivia question 3: What is Saint Patrick's nickname?
Despite what some Americans may tell you, the nickname for Patrick is always Paddy and not Patty. The name Paddy had negative connotations at times in America but you'd never ever hear an Irish person shorten down to Patty instead of Paddy and Saint Paddy's Day or even Paddy's Day is widely used by the Irish back in the Emerald Isle.
St Patrick's Day trivia question 4: Why do we wear green on Saint Patrick's Day?
The original color associated with St. Patrick was blue but because the Saint preached about the Holy Trinity through the symbol of the shamrock and the Irish ‘little folk’ were also associated with green, it became the most common shade in connection with him.
Parade committee organizers across the world wouldn’t take too kindly to us changing the color, so maybe we’ll leave it at green for now.
St Patrick's Day trivia question 5: Did Saint Patrick rid Ireland of snakes?
Patrick is said to have banished the snakes from Ireland but in fact, Ireland never had any snakes as the weather was too miserable for the cold-blooded reptiles.
The banished snakes were thought to be symbolic of the pagan druid priests with whom Patrick might have had a few issues to iron out.
St Patrick's Day trivia question 6: Where was Saint Patrick born?
Nope, not in Ireland, Saint Patrick was born in Wales.
So how did you do? Let us know any other great Saint Patrick's Day trivia in the comments section, below.