— -- St. Patrick's Day is widely celebrated in the United States, with more than 33 million Americans reporting Irish ancestry as of 2014, according to U.S. Census data. But how well do Americans really know St. Patrick's Day?
ABC News recently quizzed people about the holiday's history in New York City's Central Park. Test your knowledge by taking the interactive quiz above.
Questions in the quiz include:
- Where was St. Patrick, also know as Maewyn Succat, born?
- What was banned in Ireland on St. Patrick's Day until the 1970s?
- In what American city was the holiday first celebrated?
- What is the theory behind why green is the color of St. Patrick's Day?
- Legend has it St. Patrick drove what out of Ireland?
*BONUS: What's the traditional Irish dish served on St. Patrick's Day?