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Happy St. Patrick’s Day





If you’re not wearing green today, you may get pinched! But don’t blame the Irish for that … that one started in the United States. Superstition held that wearing green made you invisible to leprechauns, so in the 1700s, our founding fathers (and mothers) decided that was a good excuse for some mischief. Looking for some more trivia to share with friends over a pint of Guinness today? Grab a four-leaf clover and test your luck!


  1. According to folklore, what animal did St. Patrick drive out of Ireland?

  2. What country held the first St. Patrick’s Day parade? (Bonus points if you can guess the decade when it happened!)

  3. New York City’s St. Patty’s Day parade is one of the largest in the world. How many marchers usually participate?




 







Answers:

  1. Snakes

  2. The United States … in 1762!

  3. 250,000

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