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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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