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St. Patrick's Day Trivia Questions

Jan 27 2023, 7:02:33 PM

Saint Patrick's Day is just around the corner! While most people are looking through their closet for something green to wear so they don't get pinched, what they should really worry about is being ill-prepared for the trivia session in the workplace.

If you're looking for a fun way to celebrate this holiday in the workplace, we have all the tips you need. Kick off your office festivities with fun St. Patrick's Day trivia, icebreakers, and mini-games. This is the perfect opportunity to test your team’s knowledge of history and turn the workplace into an interactive and engaging social setting. 

If you feel unprepared, don’t worry – we're here to walk you through the history of the holiday, trivia questions you can use, and fun icebreakers to get your team in the Irish spirit!

Let's take a closer look:

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th to commemorate the day the patron saint of Ireland died, c. AD 461. In Irish culture, this is commonly known as the “Feast of Saint Patrick." However, in North America, it has turned into a festive celebration that revolves around Irish culture. People celebrate with parades, Irish food, dancing, green beer, and fun trivia sessions about the holiday! 

The best part of St. Paddy’s Day is that you don't have to be Irish to celebrate. There's always fun to be had that you, your friends, coworkers, and family members can enjoy regardless of heritage.

Ready to test your luck with Irish history? You can't go wrong with St. Patrick's Day trivia. Whether you're looking to play a festive mini-game or want to engage with your team during an all-hands meeting at the beginning of the week, trivia is the answer. A lively game of St. Patrick's Day trivia will energize your team and leave them with a greater appreciation for this festive Irish holiday.

Here's a list of 15 St. Patrick’s Day trivia questions you can use to get started:

  1. What is another name for St. Patrick’s Day commonly used in Ireland and other countries outside of North America? 

Answer: The Feast of St. Patrick

  1. What city dyes its river green every year to celebrate the holiday?

Answer: Chicago 

  1. How long do they celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Dublin?

Answer: Four days

  1. What is the origin of the holiday?

Answer: To honor St. Patrick for bringing Christianity to Ireland 

  1. True or False: St. Patrick's Day has always been a holiday centered around drinking.

Answer: False. Before 1970, St. Patrick's Day was considered a dry holiday. 

  1. What year was the first New York City St. Patrick's Day parade held?

Answer: 1762

  1. At what age did St. Patrick come to Ireland?

Answer: 16

  1. What year did St. Patrick's Day become an official Irish holiday?

Answer: 1903. Before, it was only celebrated by Catholics. 

  1. March 17th is the anniversary of what?

Answer: St. Patrick's death 

  1. How many pints of Guinness beer are served on St. Patrick's Day every year?

Answer: Over 13 million pints

  1. Why is the four-leaf clover a significant symbol of the holiday?

Answer: It symbolizes the holy Trinity.

  1. True or False: 2020 was the only year the St. Patrick's Day parade didn't take place in New York City.

True: It was the first time in over 250 years the parade didn't happen. 

  1. What Irish dish has become popular in America as part of this holiday?

Answer: Corned beef and cabbage

  1. How many people march in the St. Patrick's Day parade in NYC?

Answer: Around 150,000

  1. Green wasn't always the color of choice for St. Patrick's Day. What was the color before?

Answer: Blue

Icebreakers can be a great tool to use throughout the workweek to keep your team engaged during meetings and get them in the holiday spirit at the same time. With the help of holiday-inspired icebreakers, you can ensure your team is involved, entertained, and ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style. Here are our top choices:

Before you start your meeting, go around the room (or the Zoom screen) and ask your team what they would do if they received a pot of gold. You'll get responses ranging from heartfelt to funny – and even some you’ll wish you’d thought of first! This simple, lighthearted activity challenges your team to think outside the book and engage with their coworkers. 

For this virtual St. Patrick's Day icebreaker, your team will meet our expert mixologist and learn how to create festive cocktails to celebrate the holiday, such as an Irish whiskey, a gold cocktail, or a next-level espresso martini. The experience provides a laidback opportunity to connect with coworkers, socialize, and relax after a long workday. 

This St. Patrick's Day icebreaker is similar to the traditional “Never have I ever” mini-game. However, your team will solely focus on their luck! They'll start with 10 fingers up and ask questions like… 

  • Who has won a contest?

  • Who has won a raffle?

  • Who has gotten the highest leaderboard score on an arcade game?

  • Who has received a surprise upgrade to first class?

  • Who has had their hotel room upgraded to a suite?

Get creative! You never know: You might have a lucky soul among you!

Don't have the time to plan fun, interactive experiences for your team? We have you covered. At Elevent, we have a wide selection of preplanned St. Patrick's Day experiences and activities. Whether you're looking for a full-fledged cocktail-tasting experience or want to learn how to make Irish soda bread in the comfort of your home, we have an experience for you. 

Start exploring our list of experiences to get started today!

Originally published at Jan 27 2023, 7:02:33 PM. Updated on Apr 4 2023.

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