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A History of Holidays

From New Year's to Christmas, the world celebrates many holidays each year. How much do you know about their origins?


 

Quiz ID:#7814
Fun:*** (2.8)
Difficulty:* (0.56)
Category:History > World
Created By:Winner4600

 



#1   For one country, this holiday (celebrated on the fourth Thursday of every November) has its origins with the Pilgrims.






#2   Among other things, this holiday is traditionally associated with the sending of cards, flowers, and candy.






#3   Understandably, Jews don't celebrate Christmas. Instead, they hold an eight day celebration, usually around the same time, called ___.






#4   The most important of this culture's holidays, ___ takes place on the first day of the lunar calendar, between January and February.






#5   Celebrated mainly by the Mexican community, this celebration takes place during the two days after Halloween.






#6   Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. What holiday celebrates his resurrection?






#7   Originally an ancient Gaelic festival, this holiday now marks an annual excursion of children to ask for candy.






#8   Observed by a 25-hour period of fasting and prayer, this Jewish holiday is also known as the Day of Atonement.






#9   Celebrated in the United States with fireworks and parades, this federal holiday has its roots in colonial times.






#10   This public holiday, celebrated in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and some other countries, falls on December 26 or the first weekday after Christmas.






 

 



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