How much do you know about winter celebrations around the world?

Think you know Christmas? How about Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or Three Kings' Day?

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In the Netherlands, Santa Claus, or Sinterklaas as he's known in Dutch, doesn't visit kids' homes with gifts on Christmas Eve. Instead, when does he visit Dutch children with gifts?

January 3

December 5

December 31

December 26

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December 26 is known as Boxing Day in many countries and is usually a day for shopping and watching sports. Which country does not celebrate Boxing Day?

Britain

New Zealand

Jordan

Canada

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In Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries, Three Kings' Day rivals Christmas as the biggest celebration of the holiday season. The holiday, also called the feast of the Epiphany, is typically celebrated with gift-giving and a round cake, inside of which a baby Jesus figurine is hidden. What day is this holiday celebrated?

December 24
January 6
January 1
December 23

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In Germany and other central European countries, Saint Nicholas brings children gifts during the Christmas season while another figure urges them not to do bad deeds. He has horns and is usually furry. What is his name?

The Grinch
Scrooge
Richard Reindeer
Krampus

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Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, begins with a new moon (the opposite of a full moon) that in 2022 falls on February 1. Celebrations around the world will feature parades and dances with which animal that is a symbol of luck in Chinese culture?

Horse
Monkey
Dragon
Panda

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The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah lasts for eight days each November or December, during which gifts are given, families come together and eight candles are lit. What is the common name of the object that holds the candles?

Menorah
Dreidel
Yarmulke
Waxome

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Kwanzaa, a celebration of African heritage that is celebrated mostly in the United States, began in 1966. The name is derived from a word in Swahili (an African language) that means what?

Love
First
Africa
New Year

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"A Christmas Carol" tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man who learns the meaning of Christmas. It was published as a novella (a short novel) in 1843 by what British author?

Charles Dickens
Mark Twain
O. Henry
Rudyard Kipling

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What is the name of the song that people in English-speaking countries sing as they ring in the new year?

"I Gotta Feeling"

"Happy New Year"

"Auld Lang Syne"

"Raise Your Glass"

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When was the first time a ball dropped in Times Square to celebrate the new year?

1999

1887

1934

1907

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In Korea, the Lunar New Year is known as Seollal. It is tradition for the younger generations of a family to do what to show respect for their elders after the big feast?

Taking a bow

Clearing their plates

Lighting candles

Give gifts