By Terri Morrison and Wayne A. Conaway
© Copyright 2004, All Rights Reserved
- In Scotland, New Year's Eve is traditionally celebrated with "first
footing," or visiting friends and family. True or false: To bring luck,
the first guest to cross your threshold should be a woman with red hair.
- The African-American festival known as Kwanzaa lasts for seven days. At
what time of year is the holiday celebrated?
- A. Between December 1 and December 15
- B. Between Christmas and New Year's Day
- C. Between January 1 and January 15
- The Twelfth Day after Christmas is significant for many Christians because:
- A. It is the day the Magi visited Jesus.
- B. It is the feast of Epiphany.
- C. Both
- Christmas is an important holiday to Catholics in the Philippines. True or
false: Filipino children often celebrate the holiday by constructing Christmas
lanterns out of bamboo and tissue paper.
- This year, the Jewish festival Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 23.
How many days does Hanukkah last?
- A. Six
- B. Seven
- C. Eight
- The Spirit of Christmas is personified in many forms. True or false: The
Dutch version, Sinterklaas, is a saintly bishop who arrives on horseback after
a sea journey from Spain.
- Many island nations observe Boxing Day on December 26. True or false:
Boxing Day commemorates pugilists.
- The Hindu festival of Deepavali commemorates the return of the deity Lord
Rama to his throne. This tradition is also known as:
- A. The Festival of Lights
- B. The Full Moon Festival
- C. The Harvest Festival
- Christmas is not an official national holiday in Taiwan. True or false:
There is no holiday celebrated on December 25 in Taiwan.
- Christmas carols are sung throughout the world. In the 1970s, Puerto Rican
native Josť Feliciano recorded what is now a Christmas staple. This song
- A. "Dreidel, Dreidel"
- B. "Feliz Navidad"
- C. "Blue Christmas"