1.) Where was St. Patrick born?
2.) Why is St. Patrick’s Day celebrated on March 17th?
a. It’s his birthday
b. It’s the day he died
c. It’s the day he drove the snakes out of Ireland
d. It’s the first day of Spring
3.) Where did the first St. Patrick’s Day parade take place?
a. Montreal, Canada
b. Dublin, Ireland
c. New York City, New York
d. Boston, Massachusetts
1.) Answer: C
You’d think St. Patrick was born in Ireland, but he was actually born in Britain. You might be wondering why he’s so loved by the Irish. Well, when he was a teenager he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland to be a slave, but he escaped after six years of captivity and went back to Britain. Long story short… he became a Catholic Bishop, went back to Ireland to spread the Word of God and ended up converting the entire island to Christianity… well, almost the entire island.
2.) Answer: B
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17 because he died in Ireland on March 17 in 461 AD.
3.) Answer: C
The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was on March 17, 1762 in New York City. The parade was made up of marching Irish soldiers who were serving in the British Army. Today the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the few remaining parades where no cars, floats, buses, trucks or other vehicles are allowed. How’s that for tradition?