It's all Irish: Test your knowledge of St. Patrick's Day.

St. Patrick's Day offers us all a chance to be Irish for a day. How much do you know about the international holiday?


Click on the photo to the left to see the correct answer to these questions.

1. There is no more famous figure in Irish history than St. Patrick, but where was he actually born?




2. Non-liturgical St. Patrick's Day is always held on March 17. What is the significance of this date?





3. Before 'the wearing of the green' became ubiquitous, what color was most commonly associated with St. Patrick?




4. Why have shamrocks become so inextricably linked to the legend of St. Patrick?



5. Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a meal of Corned Beef and Cabbage. It is not a traditional part of the holiday in Ireland. At what holidays does Corned Beef make an appearance on the Irish feast table?


Fresh City Life marks St. Patrick's Day with a free Irish concert and a delicious cooking demo . Have a great holiday weekend!

Written by Chris on March 16, 2012


chloe on March 10, 2014


I love u St patrick

triniity on March 12, 2014


why dose it say he was born in bonwen united kingdom


that is not true that he was born in united kingdom... Saint Patrick was born in Scotland in 387. He died on March 17th. 464. St. Patrick, ora pro nobis. (means pray for us)...

angel septer on March 13, 2014


is this the real saint patrick guy


Saint Patrick was not just an ordinary guy. He was a Catholic Bishop & Confessor who converted all of Ireland. He is known as an Apostle & Patron Saint of Ireland. (Taken from St. Joseph Daily Missal from 1959; Catholic Book Publishing Co.)

Anonymous on March 15, 2014


Yes that is the real guy mentioned above. He was actually born in Scotland and was taken captive and enslaved for years by the Irish. He became a devout Christian in slavery and once freed returned to lead many to Christ in Ireland. The 17th of March marks his death. Read more here: I knew all the answers except the green, had to look that up. It is a dark rich blue. Cheers!

Anonymous on March 17, 2014


actually corned beef became a popular dish when immigrant irish could not get or afford the 'real' traditional dinner food, boiled bacon

cool on March 17, 2014



cool on March 17, 2014



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