Quiz: Only An Irish Person Knows All Of These St. Patrick's Day Traditions

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Are you lucky enough to ace this?

The luck of the Irish might be weighing on you more than ever! If it is, you'll ace this St. Patrick's Day quiz!

 Mar 14, 2020

1 of 18Pick One:

The color of St. Patrick's Day was originally _____.
Green
Yellow
Blue

2 of 18This St. Patrick day symbol is called a...

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Sherstock
Shamrock
Shaddock

3 of 18Pick One:

Which of these beverages is popularly consumed on St. Patrick's Day?
Fruit Juice
Hot Chocolate
Beer

4 of 18Pick One:

Legend says that each part of a four-leaf clover has a meaning. What are those meanings?
Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter
Earth, Water, Fire, and Wind
Hope, Faith, Love, and Luck

5 of 18Pick One:

Why would you pinch someone on St. Patrick's day?
They forgot to wear green
They didn't cut their hair
They arrived late to the celebration

6 of 18Pick One:

In what month do we celebrate St. Patrick's Day?
April
May
March

7 of 18Pick One:

1962 marked the first time ___ dyed their river green for St Patrick's Day.
Chicago
Colorado
New York

8 of 18Pick One:

How many U.S. residents have Irish ancestry?
5 million
100 million
34.7 million

9 of 18This St. Patrick's Day symbol is called...

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Gnome
Leprechaun
Fairy

10 of 18Pick One:

True or false: The real St. Patrick wasn't Irish.
True
False

11 of 18Pick One:

What are your odds of finding a four-leaf clover?
About 1 in 500
About 1 in 1,000,000
About 1 in 10,000

12 of 18Pick One:

True or false: The feast day of Saint Patrick has been observed in Ireland on March 17 for hundreds of years.
True
False

13 of 18St. Patrick's Day legend says you can find what at the end of a rainbow?

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Diamonds
Pearls
Gold

14 of 18Pick One:

What is the traditional meal eaten on St. Patrick's Day?
Corned beef and cabbage
Pork and sausage
Noodles and vegetables

15 of 18Pick One:

True or false: St. Patrick was canonized by a pope.
False
True

16 of 18Pick One:

When was the first St. Patrick's Day celebrated in the United States?
1996
1737
1582

17 of 18Pick One:

What type of music is traditionally played during St. Patrick's Day?
Country
Irish folk
Reggae

18 of 18Pick One:

The first St. Patrick's Day celebration in the United States was held in _____.
Boston, Massachusetts
Denver, Colorado
Dover, Delaware
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

Saint Patrick's Day is one of the most exciting holidays we can celebrate each and every year! It comes during the best part of the year and allows people to take a break from the mundane reality of their day to day lives. Life can become so boring when we follow the same daily routine over and over - waking up for the day, going to work or going to school, coming home, eating dinner, and then falling back asleep. That type of routine can become annoying if it goes on for too long without something special in the midst of it all.

On March 24th of 1997, a man named John Leno who published "Of Famine and Green Beer" wrote something about this great holiday in the U.S. News & World Report. He wrote, "Along the way, the St. Patrick's Day parade, once a defiant show of strength against Protestant power, gradually declined into a pointless annual march of aging suburbanites and drunken collegians staggering along in funny hats." Saint Patrick's Day is one of the best things that can come along to be interjected into a mundane lifestyle. It is a great time to break free from your daily routine and run wild!

Our goal at women.com is to make people feel good about who they are - and take a relaxing break from the world outside to do something that they enjoy. So take a breath, stop whatever you're doing, and get ready to have a little fun. This three-minute escape is exactly what you need!