Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Four St. Patrick's Day Quizzes: Amaze and Impress Friends and Family With Your Superior Knowledge of All Things Irish

There is no lack of misinformation about St. Patrick who is celebrated on March 17th as the Patron Saint of Ireland. But one thing is certain: he was not born in Ireland. According to legend, Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to pagan Celts and the miracle of driving of snakes out of Ireland, also attributed to him, is probably not true because Ireland didn't have snakes in the first place!

The quizzes below can answer many of your questions and separate fact from fiction. 

For example: 
  • Do you want to know where the largest St. Patrick's Day parade is held? 
  • Or which city in the U.S. held the first parade? And when?
  • How many Americans claim Irish ancestry? 
  • Which U.S. city dyes it's river green for the holiday?

Irish Quotes and Toasts

May those who love us, love us.
And for those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if he can not turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we may know them by their limping.

May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.

Here's to you and yours
And to mine and ours.
And if mine and ours
Ever come across to you and yours,
I hope you and yours will do
As much for mine and ours
As mine and ours have done
For you and yours!

May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below never fall out.

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand

There are many good reasons for drinking,
One has just entered my head,
If a man doesn't drink when he's living,
How the hell can he drink when he's dead?

May the saddest day of your future be no worse
Than the happiest day of your past.

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