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Awesome little-known facts about St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day 2020 is coming – on March 17, different countries around the planet will be celebrating it with dances, parades, food and lots of green. Let's find out more about this special day.


If you think you already know a lot about the festival and its heritage, try this simple and short St. Patrick's Day trivia quiz first!

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If you are looking for more fun, we definitely have a perfect trivia quiz for you on this page.

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16 Comments
littledick
Oh, Paddy dear and did you hear the news that's goin' 'round. The shamrock is forbid by law to grow on Irish ground. For now the color we must wear is England's cruel red and there's a bloody law ag'in the wearin' of the green.
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Feb 23, 2020 12:37AM
Donald Mcdaid
He definitely was'nt English. He may be Welsh.
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Feb 22, 2020 4:53PM
Wayne Roberts
Nobody flys the “Flag of St Patrick” either!!! They fly the flag of the Republic of Ireland!!!!!! If interested it is a red diagonal cross on a white background. But as it is part of the Union Flag of St George, St Andrew and St Patrick. Republic Irish see it as a symbol of British colonialism! It is also correct that the colour for St Patrick is blue!
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Feb 22, 2020 6:28PM
John McLardie
peggymstanford, not born in England.
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Oct 3, 2021 4:49AM
John McLardie
Donald Mcdaid, the Dark Age records point to his original name being Sygydd (English transliteration: Sucat/Succat). He was reckoned to have been born in the old 'North Welsh' (British) Kingdom of Strathclyde (somewhere near what is now Dumbarton).
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Oct 3, 2021 4:47AM
skclary
Being of Irish descent, my family celebrates St. Patrick's Day. One of my favorite holidays!!!
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May 28, 2021 4:09PM
patrickdocmcwilliams
St Patrick's Day was the first official holiday to be cancelled this year. It won't be the last. Next year? Who knows?
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Sep 10, 2020 1:48PM
Joyce Greenlees
Donald Mcdaid, wasn’t. The apostrophe goes where the letter has been removed. Was not - wasn’t
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Aug 4, 2020 5:13AM
Judy Bechtold
Published in June? Shouldn’t it have been in March?
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Jun 11, 2020 4:29PM
Patricia Cairns
Donald Mcdaid, there’s a place in the west of Scotland called Old Kilpatrick, near to where I grew up, that it is reputed to be the birthplace of St. Patrick.
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May 14, 2020 4:50PM
peggymstanford
I always love St Patrick day ,when I was growing up in Ireland ,we always had green ribbons in our hair ,I knew St Patrick was born in England love x
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Apr 21, 2020 4:14AM
Pattie Cangelosi
Both of his parents were Italian..
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Apr 17, 2020 4:47PM
njmuscat
Donald Mcdaid, Yes He was from Wales... 😱😱😱
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Mar 14, 2020 4:29PM
Barrie Goodall
Wayne Roberts, this is the colour of the rebublic of Ireland Flag 🇮🇪 Northern Ireland flag is what you’re thinking about !!
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Feb 26, 2020 6:40AM
Cheryl McMeekin
Interesting info
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Feb 23, 2020 12:33PM
micvall
Interesting ( little did I know )
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Feb 22, 2020 8:49PM

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