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Dublin: 19 °C Thursday 13 August, 2020

How well do you know St Patrick's Day?

Time to sort the shamrocks from the four-leaf clovers.

TOMORROW WILL BE a St Patrick’s Day unlike most others but it will be Ireland’s national holiday nonetheless.

In honour of our patron saint we’re asking how well do you know St Patrick and the day that’s held in his honour?

When did St Patrick spread Christianity in Ireland?
Second century
Fifth century

Eighth century
Eleventh century
When did people start revering him as a patron saint?
Seventh century
Who are Ireland's other patron saints?
Saint Brigid

Both of the above
Neither, it's just Patrick
Believe it or not, Patrick wasn't his real name. What was it?
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Bertilak Of Hautdesert
Finrod Felagund

Maewyn Succat
Ichabod Crane
The very first St Patrick's Day parade was in 1737. Where did it take place?
New York

Why is St Patrick's Day on 17 March?
It's his birthday
It's the day Patrick died

It marks the death of Ireland's last snake
Which two areas of North America take Patrick's Day as a National holiday?
Massachusetts and New York
Labrador and Newfoundland

Texas and Alberta
Nova Scotia and Ontario
Where else is it celebrated as a national holiday?

Chicago famously dyes its river green on 17 March. When did it first do this?

It's believed that green only became associated with St Patrick around the time of the United Irishmen. What colour was he traditionally linked with?

And finally, how you will you celebrate this St Patrick's Day?
By following the government's social distancing rules and staying safe
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