Beannachtai Na Feile Padraig Oraibh! Now that I've wished you a Happy St. Patrick's Day, let's see how well you do with these questions I've put together to test your knowledge. Best of luck!
The twelfth-century work Tales of the Elders details a meeting between St. Patrick and members of the Fianna, a band of warriors led by the mythical Irish hero:
This St. Patrick's Day, pass over the leprechauns, green beer, and clovers in silence and enjoy a true celebration of Irish culture in the works of this triumvirate of Irish literary giants.
Entertain your friends over the holiday weekend by reciting Jem Casey's "The Workman's Friend" or quoting the stately, plump Buck Mulligan.
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?
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