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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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QUIZ:

1. How many people in the United States have Irish roots?
a.) 36.5 million
b.) 32 million
c.) 27.5 million
d.) 19 million

2. Was St. Patrick really an Irishman?
a.) Yes
b.) No

The long-lived yew tree was regarded as magical by the Celts. They believed it could be used to:
a.) Produce magical visions.
b.) Protect against evil
c.) Connect with your dead ancestors
d.) All of the above

3. Which American city dyes a river in their city green?
a.) San Francisco
b.) Boston
c.) Chicago
d.) Detroit

4. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th because:
a.) It marks the beginning of Spring
b.) It’s the day of his birth
c.) It’s the day of his death

5. When St. Patrick first came to Ireland, what was his profession?
a.) Priest
b.) Bishop
c.) Fisherman
d.) Slave

ANSWERS BELOW


ABOUT:

St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is one of Christianity’s most widely known figures. Familiar with the Irish language and culture, Patrick chose to incorporate traditional ritual into his lessons of Christianity instead of attempting to eradicate native Irish beliefs. For instance, he used bonfires to celebrate Easter since the Irish were used to honoring their gods with fire. He also superimposed a sun, a powerful Irish symbol, onto the Christian cross to create what is now called a Celtic cross, so that veneration of the symbol would seem more natural to the Irish. (Although there were a small number of Christians on the island when Patrick arrived, most Irish practiced a nature-based pagan religion.) The Irish culture centered around a rich tradition of oral legend and myth. When this is considered, it is no surprise that the story of Patrick’s life became exaggerated over the centuries-spinning exciting tales to remember history has always been a part of the Irish way of life.

ANSWERS:

1. How many people in the United States have Irish roots?
a.) 36.5 million
b.) 32 million
c.) 27.5 million
d.) 19 million

2. Was St. Patrick really an Irishman?
a.) Yes
b.) No, he was Welsh

The long-lived yew tree was regarded as magical by the Celts. They believed it could be used to:
a.)P roduce magical visions.
b.) Protect against evil
c.) Connect with your dead ancestors
d.) All of the above

3. Which American city dyes a river in their city green?
a.) San Francisco
b.) Boston
c.) Chicago – Turning the Chicago river green has been a unique to Chicago for the past 40+ years.
d.) Detroit

4. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th because:
a.) It marks the beginning of Spring
b.) It’s the day of his birth
c.) It’s the day of his death

5. When St. Patrick first came to Ireland, what was his profession?
a.) Priest
b.) Bishop
c.) Fisherman
d.) Slave – St. Patrick was born into a wealthy Christian family, but was abducted by raiders and taken to Ireland where he was kept as a slave.