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Christmas around the World!

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
How do people celebrate this wonderful holiday around the world? Take this quiz to find out interesting facts about the Christmas customs and traditions of different countries.

Question 1:


In which of these countries is Santa Claus accompanied by an assistant who carries a black sack and a book in which each child's behavior is recorded?
Germany
France
Spain
Holland

Question 2:


The "Urn of Fate" is part of the traditional Christmas celebrations in what country?
Germany
France
Italy
China

Question 3:


The Julbukk, a small figure made of straw, is a common Christmas decoration in Sweden. What does the Julbukk resemble?
A snowman
A goat
A rabbit
A teapot

Question 4:


In which country does the Infant Jesus help Santa to give presents to children?
Venezuela
Costa Rica
Canada
The Czech Republic

Question 5:


In Greek folk tradition the malicious creatures called the Kallikantzaroi like to play bad pranks on people at Christmas time. Which of these is believed to be a way to drive them off?
Hanging a rabbit's tail on the wall
Lighting 99 candles
Putting a lamb next to the Christmas tree
Burning an old shoe

Question 6:


How many reindeer pull the sleigh of Father Frost according to beliefs in Ukraine?
Seven
Nine
Three
Twelve

Question 7:


In which country was the traditional Christmas mistletoe hung up for the first time?
USA
Sweden
Germany
UK

Question 8:


Western culture cherishes the idea of "a white Christmas" (a Christmas with snow). Unfortunately for England, the white Christmases in the country in the entire twentieth century were not more than this number.
11
20
3
7

Question 9:


In Australia, Santa's sleigh is not pulled by reindeer but by eight white kangaroos.
False
True

Question 10:


According to the tradition, on Christmas Eve, Christians in this country go to church wearing a completely new outfit.
Bulgaria
Macedonia
Egypt
Ethiopia

Question 11:


In which country was the first Christmas stamp released?
USA
Sweden
Canada
UK

Question 12:


In which country does Santa visit children twice, once on December 4th and once on December 6th?
Belgium
Austria
Peru
Finland

Question 13:


There are three Christmas Eves in the Holy Land where Christ is believed to have been born. The first one is for the Protestant and Catholic Churches. The second one is celebrated by the Greek Orthodox, Coptic (Egyptian) and Syrian churches. The third Christmas Eve is celebrated by members of this church.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 14:


In which country are presents brought to children by a camel instead of by Santa Claus?
Pakistan
Egypt
Syria
Turkey

Question 15:


In which of the following countries is Christmas not considered a day for the family?
Syria
Pakistan
Japan
Vietnam

 


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