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Quiz: How much do you know about St Patrick's Day?

From the man himself to how we celebrate him.

IT’S OUR NATIONAL holiday, but how much do you really know about it?

Here are some questions to test your St Patrick’s Day knowledge.

1. What was St Patrick's real name?
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Maewyn Sucson
Maewyn Succat

Maewyn Soffone
2. When did St Patrick come to Ireland?
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382
422

432
523
3. What colour was originally associated with St Patrick?
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Green
Blue

Red
Purple
4. Why do we celebrate St Patrick's Day on 17 March?
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It's the day he was born
It's the day he came to Ireland

It's the day he died
We flipped a coin to choose between that and 18 March
5. When did the first St Patrick's Day parade take place in New York City?
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1762
1798

1804
1822
6. Clare's oldest Patrick (Patrick 'Pakie' Wall) will be the Grand Marshall at the Ennis St Patrick's Day parade. How old is he?
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92
95

97
99
7. Which country is known as the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean, and also has a public holiday on 17 March?
Belize
Dominican Republic

Montserrat
British Virgin Islands
8. Where did National Geographic vote the best place to celebrate St Patrick's Day this year?
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Boston
New York

Dublin
Sydney
9. How many pounds of dye is used to turn the Chicago River green?
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45lb
65lb

85lb
10. How many pints of Guinness are drunk globally on 17 March?
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10 million
13 million

16 million
19 million
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
You're St Patrick
Well done on knowing so much about your day!
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You're President Michael D Higgins
You know so much about our national holiday you should be the President.
Share your result:
Wikimedia
You scored out of !
You're a leprechaun
Dude, you're not even real.
Share your result:

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Órla Ryan

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