Top o’ the mornin’ to ya, trivia enthusiasts! 🍀 Are you ready to embark on a sham-rocking journey through the emerald isles of St. Patrick’s Day trivia? Whether you’re as sharp as a leprechaun’s wit or just here for a wee bit o’ fun, let’s find out if you’ve got the luck of the Irish with these questions. Sláinte to some trivia magic!
1. On what date is St. Patrick’s Day celebrated every year?
2. In which country did St. Patrick’s Day originate?
3. What color was originally associated with St. Patrick?
4. According to legend, what does wearing green do?
5. Which U.S city dyes its river green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day?
6. What symbol, associated with St. Patrick, is said to explain the Holy Trinity to pagans?
7. What color do people traditionally pinch others for not wearing on this day?
8. What type of meat is traditionally consumed on St. Patrick’s Day?
9. What is the name of the mythical creatures associated with St. Patrick’s Day and pots of gold?
10. What stringed musical instrument is often associated with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations?
11. What does “Erin Go Bragh” translate to in English?
12. True or false? Theodore Roosevelt made St. Patrick’s Day an official holiday in the US.
13. Which country outside of Ireland has the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade?
14. In which Irish city is St. Patrick said to be buried?
15. What did St. Patrick supposedly banish from Ireland, according to legend?
16. Which Irish band released a song titled “Sunday Bloody Sunday”?
17. How many leaves does a traditional shamrock have?
18. What is the traditional dance form performed during St. Patrick’s Day?
19. What Irish dish made of mashed potatoes, kale or cabbage, butter, salt, and pepper is associated with the day?
20. The world’s shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade takes place in which U.S. state?
21. Which popular alcoholic drink is often dyed green in honor of the holiday?
22. In which city is the world’s first recorded St. Patrick’s Day parade said to have taken place?
23. Which breakfast cereal features a leprechaun as its mascot?
24. What natural, optical phenomenon can be commonly seen in Ireland?
25. True or false? St. Patrick’s Day is not an official holiday in Ireland.
26. Which traditional Irish bread, made with raisins and caraway seeds, is popular on St. Patrick’s Day?
27. In what century did St. Patrick live?
28. What happened in the life of St. Patrick on March 17th?
29. Which Saint Patrick’s legend involves him using the three leaves of a native Irish clover to represent the Holy Trinity?
30. Which drink is made by dropping a shot of Irish cream and whiskey into a glass of stout?
31. Which Irish title, meaning “a leader”, is often given to the main organizer of St. Patrick’s Day parades?
32. Which river in Japan is dyed green every St. Patrick’s Day?
33. What traditional dish, made of lamb, potatoes, and carrots, is traditionally consumed in Ireland on this day?
34. What do children usually leave out before St. Patrick’s day to catch a leprechaun?
35. Which city in New Zealand celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a festival of “green stone”, or jade?
36. Which Irish actress, famous for her role in “The Quiet Man”, was born in 1920?
37. True or false? St. Patrick was captured and sent to Ireland to work as a slave.
38. Which Irish writer, born on St. Patrick’s Day, wrote “Dracula”?
39. The nickname “Paddy” derives from the Irish name for Patrick, which is what?
40. Which city in the US state of Georgia celebrates St. Patrick’s Day as a legal holiday?
41. The Celtic harp, a symbol of Ireland, is the logo for which famous Irish stout?
42. Which traditional Irish has the lyrics “Once we watched the small free birds fly”?
43. What can you ask for if you catch a leprechaun?
44. Which Irish goddess, associated with war and death, is sometimes mentioned in St. Patrick’s Day tales?
45. There are no native snakes in Ireland; true or false?
46. Which Irish city’s coat of arms features three castles and two women, one holding a balance and the other holding a sword?
47. Which Irish phrase, meaning “a hundred thousand welcomes”, is often shared on St. Patrick’s Day?
48. What is the name of the ceremonial staff or scepter carried by St. Patrick in depictions?
49. Which mythical Irish creature, resembling a small woman and living under hills, is sometimes associated with St. Patrick’s Day stories?
50. Which mountain in Ireland is traditionally climbed by pilgrims on St. Patrick’s Day?
51. What iconic Irish castle is a UNESCO World Heritage site and often illuminated in green for St. Patrick’s Day?
52. The village of Dripsey in County Cork is home to the world’s shortest what on St. Patrick’s Day?
53. Which actress who starred in “Ammonite” and “Lady Bird” was born in New York City?
54. Which famous waterfall on the U.S./Canada border is illuminated in green every St. Patrick’s Day?
55. Which U.S. city claims to have the longest-running St. Patrick’s Day parade in the country?
56. Which traditional Irish ballad tells the tale of a highwayman who is betrayed by his lover?
57. In Irish folklore, what do you receive if you kiss the Blarney Stone?
58. Which St. Patrick’s Day event involves competitors crafting and racing boats made of hollowed-out giant gourds?
59. Which famous Irish rock band has a hit song titled “Beautiful Day”?
60. What does the Irish term “craic” mean in English?
61. According to legend, what happens to a leprechaun if you look away from him?
62. In Irish mythology, which “Otherworld” is a supernatural realm of everlasting youth, beauty, health, and joy?
63. What is the name of the Irish dish made of boiled potatoes and cabbage or kale?
64. In which Irish county will you find the Blarney stone?
65. Which Irish Nobel laureate wrote the poetic collection “Death of a Naturalist”?
66. In which city would you find the Hill of Tara, a site with a collection of ancient monuments?
67. Which Irish town is known as the “Marble City” for its unique black marble?
68. Which Irish county is known as “The Rebel County” due to its history of resisting British rule?
69. Which famous film, starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, showcased the Irish countryside?
70. What is the more common name for the dish “Bangers and Mash”?
71. Which river runs through the heart of Dublin?
72. Which Irish county is known for its dramatic Cliffs of Moher?
73. By what name is the traditional Irish Halloween cake, made with objects baked into it, known?
74. Which Irish mythological figure rides a black horse and holds his severed head in his arm?
75. What do the Irish refer to as “The Emergency”?
76. Which Irish author wrote the classic novel “Gulliver’s Travels”?
77. In which Irish county would you find the ancient Newgrange monument?
78. Which city is considered the “Cradle of the Irish Republic” due to its role in the 1916 Easter Rising?
79. The Celtic cross combines a cross with which other shape?
80. Which Irish pirate queen is a significant figure in Irish folklore?
81. Which Irish county is often referred to as “The Kingdom”?
82. What does the Irish term “the jacks” refer to?
83. Which Irish saint is known for her monastic city of Kildare and her connection to eternal flames?
84. What Irish word refers to a social gathering with folk music, dancing, and storytelling?
85. In Irish folklore, which creature is a ghostly washerwoman seen washing the bloodstained clothes of those who are about to die?
86. Which Irish city is home to the Blackrock Castle Observatory?
87. What is the name of the mythological Irish god of love and youth?
88. Which Irish festival marks the beginning of the harvest season, celebrated around August 1st?
89. What traditional Irish instrument resembles a small harp and is plucked with the fingertips?
90. Which prehistoric site in Ireland consists of a group of megalithic tombs, believed to be around 6,000 years old?
91. Which famous Irish actress, known for her role in “Tarzan” films was born in County Roscommon?
92. What Irish event commemorates May Day and is marked by lighting bonfires?
93. What Irish ballad, made famous by The Chieftains, tells of a love story during the days of rebellion?
94. In Irish mythology, who is the mother goddess representing the land, sovereignty, and fertility?
95. What is the name of the Irish play, written by Samuel Beckett, where the characters wait for someone who never arrives?
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