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Easy St. Patrick's Day Trivia Questions And Answers

35 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Trivia Questions & Answers

Last Updated on February 22, 2024 by Kimberlee Johnson

I have a clear recollection of last year’s St. Patrick’s Day when I participated in the festive gathering with my loved ones.

The green decorations and Irish music filled the air as we gathered for a fun-filled day.

But St. Patrick’s Day is not just about wearing green; it’s a time for exciting trivia games that test your knowledge about this Irish holiday.

Today, I’ll share some easy St. Patrick’s Day trivia questions and answers that kids can enjoy. So, prepare to learn and have a blast on this special day.

35 Basic St. Patrick’s Day Trivia Questions With Answers

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1. What is the color associated with St. Patrick’s Day? 

Answer: Green

2. Who is the patron saint of Ireland?

Answer: St. Patrick

3. What is the meaning of the shamrock [1]?

Answer: Symbol of the Holy Trinity

4. What is St. Patrick’s real name?

Answer: Maewyn Succat

5. What is the traditional dish for St. Patrick’s Day?

Answer: Corned beef and cabbage

6. What is the name of the famous Irish brewery founded in Dublin?

Answer: Guinness

7. What is the name of the famous Irish dance performed on St. Patrick’s Day?

Answer: The Irish Stepdance

8. What is the name of the Irish mythology figure who was the patron of travelers? 

Answer: Leprechaun

9. What is the name of the famous shrine in County Down, Northern Ireland, where Saint Patrick is said to be buried?

Answer: Down Cathedral.

10. What is St. Patrick known for driving out of Ireland?

Answer: Snakes

11. What is the name of the Irish holiday celebrated on the day before St. Patrick’s Day?

Answer: St. Urho

12. When was St. Patrick’s Day first recognized as a holiday in Ireland?

Answer: It was recognized as a holiday in 1903.

13. What is the name of the traditional Irish song sung on St. Patrick’s Day?

Answer: “Danny Boy”

14. Who wrote “The Wearing of the Green”? 

Answer: Dion Boucicault 

15. What city is the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade held? 

Answer: New York City

16. Where was St. Patrick born? 

Answer: Roman Britain

17. Dublin, Ireland, celebrates a massive event in honor of St. Patrick’s Day that lasts for how many days?

Answer: 4 days

18. Contrary to popular belief, the first St. Patrick’s Day parade did not occur in Ireland in 1762. In which country did it take place?

Answer: United States, New York City 

“St. Patrick—one of the few saints whose feast day presents the opportunity to get determinedly whacked and make a fool of oneself all under the guise of acting Irish.”

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19. Where did the first parade celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day takes place in Ireland in 1903?

Answer: Waterford, Ireland

20. What is the name of the enormous, well-known Ferris wheel in England [2] decorated in green for St. Patrick’s Day?

Answer: The London Eye

21. What is the famous Irish blessing often recited on St. Patrick’s Day? 

Answer: “May the road rise to meet you.”

22. What are the four provinces of Ireland? 

Answer: Ulster, Leinster, Munster, and Connacht.

23. What is the name of the traditional Irish soup served on St. Patrick’s Day? 

Answer: Irish Stew

24. St. Patrick is said to have driven the snakes out of Ireland, but is this true?

Answer: No, it is a myth

25. How old was St. Patrick when he died? 

Answer: 120 Years old

“Celebrate the day with a sprinkle of St. Patrick’s Day trivia – because knowledge is your pot of gold.”

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26. What is the most popular beer style served on St. Patrick’s Day? 

Answer: Stout, such as Guinness

27. What is the traditional Irish toast often shared on St. Patrick’s Day? 

Answer: “Sláinte!”

28. Since 1762, New York City has hosted one of the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parades. So, how many people participate in the march?

Answer: At least 250,000 marchers participate in the parade

29. At what age was Saint Patrick kidnapped and brought to the island of Northern Ireland before he became a priest?

Answer: 16 years old

30. Can you name the American city celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by coloring its river green since 1962?

Answer: Chicago

31. What city in Japan has been organizing its own St. Patrick’s Day parade every year since 1992?

Answer: Tokyo

32. Guinness is the most commonly consumed alcoholic beverage in honor of the patron saint of Ireland. On average, how many pints are served during the memorable holiday? 

Answer: Around 13 million pints

33. During which major Catholic holidays does the celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day occur?

Answer: Lent Season

34. Dublin, Ireland’s capital, was originally known by what Viking name?

Answer: The Viking name for Ireland’s capital city of Dublin was “Dyflin.” Over time, this evolved into “Dubh Linn,” which means “black pool” in Irish.

35. What does a leprechaun do for a living, according to legend?

Answer: According to Irish folklore, leprechauns are known for their occupation as shoemakers.

Also Read: 8 Fun Ways To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day At Work

FAQs

What is an interesting fact about St. Patrick’s Day?

The traditional color associated with St. Patrick’s Day is blue, not green.

Find out why wearing orange on St. Patrick’s Day is not a good idea here.

What is Saint Patrick’s most famous quote?

The most well-known thing ever spoken by Saint Patrick is “Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.”

It is a prayer of protection and faith that is still used today.

But what are some A-words associated with St. Patrick’s Day?

Key Takeaways

The St. Patrick’s Day celebrations may be different this year, but you can still join in the fun by testing your knowledge of all things Irish with these easy St. Patrick’s Day trivia questions and answers. 

So get ready to impress your friends with your knowledge of Irish culture and history. Sláinte!

References: 

  1. https://time.com/5550579/shamrock-history/
  1. https://theculturetrip.com/europe/united-kingdom/england/articles/17-things-to-know-before-visiting-england/
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