Whether you’re Irish, a wee bit Irish or just like to wear green once a year and pretend to be Irish, chances are you know a bit about St. Patrick’s Day and how it is celebrated in the U.S. (hint: green beer is one mode of celebration). But how well do you know this holiday? Find out below with our St. Patrick’s Day quiz:
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Question: According to Irish legend (which all fans of St. Patrick’s Day should know), kissing the Blarney Stone is supposed to bring you what?
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Answer: The gift of gab!
While many people incorrectly guess the Blarney Stone is supposed to bring the gift of luck, the correct answer is the gift of gab. The Blarney Stone is a block of limestone built into Blarney Castle in Blarney, Ireland, which is approximately 10 miles from Cork. According to legend, those who kiss the stone receive ‘great eloquence or skill at flattery.’
Question: According to legend, where does a leprechaun hide his pot of gold?
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Answer: At the end of the rainbow!
This was supposed to be a ‘gimme,’ and we hope you all got it right … The myth of leprechauns has been around for hundreds of years. According to myth, “Leprechauns are tiny entities that normally take the form of an old man in a red or green coat. They are known to be mischievous little creatures that like to make shoes and store their gold coins in a pot of gold that is hidden at the end of a rainbow. If you happen to capture a leprechaun, he will give you three wishes, provided you let him go.”