Ah, St. Paddy’s Day. The day when green beer and green blood flows through our veins like the River Liffey.
This year, we’ll be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the wee town of Westport, Ontario. Dave will be piping in the parade, then we’ll be off to hear Turpin’s Tail at the Cove. It should be a fine night, to be sure.
While there are many wonderful things about the day of green, one of the most brilliant is eating a bowl of Lucky Charms cereal. What is so special about me Lucky Charms?
Well, for starters, they ARE magically delicious (the best marketing slogan of all time, along with “You’re always after me lucky charms!”)
Second, where else can you eat a rainbow that is a marshmallow? What a crack way to start your day.
And third, each charm has magic powers.
I also like how the colour of the milk turns green at the end of the bowl.
This week’s #HappyAct is to take this quick quiz on all things Irish, including our favourite breakfast cereal and have a marvellous St. Paddy’s Day.
- Which province in Canada recognizes St. Paddy’s Day as an official holiday?
- Name four of the shapes in a box of Lucky Charms.
- Which Canadian city flag has a shamrock on it?
- What is the name of the mascot in Lucky Charms?
- Beoir is the Irish Gaelic word for what?
- In what year did General Mills start making Lucky Charms?
- True of False: St. Paddy’s Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival?
- How many calories in bowl of Lucky Charms (3/4 cup)?
- True or False: Lucky Charms was the first cereal to include marshmallows in the recipe.
- Each marshmallow charm represents a different power. What power does the blue moon represent?
- BONUS question: There is also a Westport in Ireland too. Which county is it in?
May the luck of the Irish be with you this day and all days forward. (Quiz answers appear below).
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Any four of hearts, stars, rainbows, horseshoes, clovers, blue moons, hourglass, red balloons
- The Montreal city flag includes a shamrock in its lower right-hand corner
- Lucky the Leprechaun
- The power of invisibility
- BONUS ANSWER: County Mayo