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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?
France
Germany
Spain
Holland

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

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?
Putting a lamb next to the Christmas tree
Hanging a rabbit's tail on the wall
Lighting 99 candles
Burning an old shoe

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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
3
20
7

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

Question 11:


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

Question 12:


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

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
Turkey
Egypt
Syria

Question 15:


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

 


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