Every year, on March 17th, people around the world celebrate the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland. It's a day when many people claim Irish ancestry.
The Irish, for whom St. Patrick is an especially important figure, have been celebrating the date of his death for over 1000 years.
Irish culture has had a significant influence on other cultures, especially in the fields of literature, music, and dance.
Alongside mainstream Western culture, a strong indigenous culture exists, as expressed through Gaelic games, Irish music, and the Irish language.
Enjoy these free crossword puzzles, word searches, jigsaw puzzles, trivia and word games with themes related to St. Patrick and his adopted land.
These puzzles and games are designed with older children and adults in mind. If you're looking for puzzles and word games for younger solvers, please visit St. Patrick's Day Puzzles for Kids.
St. Patrick's Day Trivia
Trivia buffs, are you looking for a challenging trivia game with a timely theme? Test your knowledge about the Emerald Isle with the St. Patrick's Day Trivia Quiz, an entertaining quiz game filled with fun facts and silly superstitions regarding Saint Patrick and his adopted country.
St. Patrick's Day Crossword Puzzles
Looking for a crossword puzzle to get you in the mood for some Saint Patrick's Day celebrating?
The 'Color Me Green' Crossword, a standard, American-style crossword game with a 'green' theme, should fit the bill. Solve the puzzle online, in AcrossLite, or print and solve it on paper.
Those with a penchant for the more challenging cryptic crossword genre will prefer the March Cryptic Crossword by Will Dabeed.
Parents and educators searching for easy crossword puzzles for children can consult our page on St. Patrick's Day Crossword Puzzles for Kids for a selection of entertaining word games suitable for younger solvers or second language learners.
St. Patrick's Day Word Searches
Word search games are an excellent way to keep the mind active and fit. These free hidden word games are of medium difficulty and are a good choice for adults as well as second language learners.
Play these puzzles online in a Java-enabled browser or print them to solve at your leisure.
- St. Patrick's Day Word Search - 27 hidden words relating to St. Patrick and the Emerald Isle are hidden in the puzzle.
- Irish Food Word Search - The names of 23 traditional Irish dishes and beverages from apple mash to whiskey need to be found in this word search game.
- Irish Castles Word Search - Find the 28 names of various military fortifications found throughout the country.
- Rivers of Ireland Word Search - Try to find the 25 river names in the puzzle.
Younger solvers will probably be more at ease with the word search puzzles available at St. Patrick's Day Word Search Games for Kids.
St. Patrick's Day Jigsaw Puzzles
Playing jigsaw puzzle games online can be a fun way to pass the time, though they can become a bit of an addiction.
The free jigsaw games found at Free Jigsaw Puzzles - Scenes of Ireland feature bucolic images of the Irish countryside, tourist attractions and even popular dishes (no kidding!).
To learn more about St. Patrick's Day and how it's celebrated, see the related links below.