St Patrick's Day Quiz
A look at the history and traditions behind Ireland's celebrated St Patrick's Day! 10 Questions.
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What is the Irish Celtic for "St Patrick's Day"?
La Fhaile O’Reilly
La Fhaile Dermot
La Fhaile MaKelly
La Fhaile Padraig
Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day early in which century?
St. Patrick is claimed to have rid Ireland of which creatures?
St. Patrick is credited with bringing what to Ireland?
St. Patrick's Day falls in Lent, but what has been exempted from Lenten restrictions for the day since the 1970s?
Horse racing and gambling
Rugby and swearing
Eating, and drinking alcohol
St. Patrick did not enter Ireland willingly, but was kidnapped for what purpose?
To spread the Christian word
To purge the land of snakes
To be held for ransom
Which distinctive tri-leaf plant, was used by St. Patrick to explain the Trinity to Irish pagans?
With which colour is St.Patrick originally associated and which still remains associated with the order of St.Patrick?
Green became associated with St.Patrick's day at a later date, and now tradition demands which penalty for nonconformists who fail to 'wear green' on the day?
To sit in the stocks
To be pinched
Cannot be served with alcohol
To be kicked in the backside
In 1903, which Irish Member of Parliament introduced the "Bank Holiday (Ireland) Act" making St Patrick's Day an official public holiday?
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