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St. Patrick's Trivia Fun Facts

St. Patrick's Day has always been associated with green, right? Or has it?

With St. Patrick having been around during the 400 A.D. period, a lot has gotten lost in time. Here are some truths and Mythbusters surrounding the "Irish" holiday.

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Why do we actually celebrate it on March 17th? Well, the holiday was chosen to commemorate St. Patrick's death which took place on March 17th in 461 AD.

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st patrick's day trivia quiz

St. Patrick's Day officially began as a religious holiday to celebrate the Saint but soon became tied to Ireland's independence movement which took place in the 1700s.

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st patrick's day trivia quiz

Every year, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated around the world on March 17th.

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st patrick's day trivia quiz

Happy St. Maewyn Day! While he changed his name when he entered the priesthood, his official name was originally Maewyn Succat.

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Four-leaf clovers are meant to bring good luck. The three-leaf plant, or Shamrock, is associated with St. Patrick and his holiday as a symbol for the Holy Trinity in Christianity.

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st patrick's day trivia quiz

Trick question! While green is associated with the holiday because of the Irish, St. Patrick's official color was actually blue.

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Since 1962, the city of Chicago has been dying the Chicago River green to celebrate the holiday.

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st patrick's day trivia quiz

The St. Patrick's Day parade is a staple in New York City life. Taking place on 5th Avenue, the parade has been around for over 250 years.

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st patrick's day trivia quiz

This is definitely thought to be legend since many scientists suggest that Ireland has never been home to snakes. Since snakes are a powerful statement in the Bible, this is thought to be a metaphor versus actual fact.

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While many might be tricked into thinking that St. Patrick was Irish, he wasn't. His parents were Roman, and he is speculated to having been born in either Scotland or Wales.