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Trivia Quiz - New Year's Day Around the World

Here's an interesting trivia quiz about the facts, history and culture surrounding New Year's Day.

Quiz Number: 2995
Date Submitted: December 27, 2008
Quiz Categories: Holidays
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 40.6 percent
Times Taken: 120 times
Taken by Registered Users: 14

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New Years Day Around the World
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1. What is the first official day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, used by most countries?
  A.   January 1
  B.   February 1
  C.   March 1
  D.   May 1

2. The Chinese New Year is also known as what?
  A.   Asian New Year
  B.   Far East New Year
  C.   Solar New Year
  D.   Lunar New Year

3. In what country is New Year's Day known as Tết Nguyên Đán?
  A.   Korea
  B.   Cambodia
  C.   Laos
  D.   Vietnam

4. The Tibetan New Year is called Losar and falls during what time of year?
  A.   January through March
  B.   February through April
  C.   March through May
  D.   May through July

5. In India, the Tamil New Year and Vishu New Year are celebrated on the same day in what month?
  A.   January
  B.   February
  C.   March
  D.   April

6. Rosh Hashanah is a holiday commemorating the culmination of the seven days of the Biblical Creation, and marking God's yearly renewal of His world. What does Rosh Hashanah mean in Hebrew?
  A.   new year revival
  B.   year of renewal
  C.   God's year
  D.   head of the year

7. The Iranian New Year, called Nowruz, is the day containing the exact moment of the beginning of a new season. Which season is it?
  A.   spring
  B.   summer
  C.   autumn
  D.   winter

8. The Thai and Lao New Year are celebrated from 13 to 15 April. People in these countries celebrate by doing what?
  A.   blowing horns
  B.   lighting fires
  C.   splashing water
  D.   throwing wool

9. Some neo-pagans celebrate a new year's day in November, a festival of the ancient Celts called what?
  A.   Semik
  B.   Samhain
  C.   Lammas
  D.   Imbolc

10. In countries where Eastern Orthodoxy predominates, many people celebrate both the Gregorian and Julian New Year. The Julian New Year, a religious holiday, is also known as what?
  A.   True New Year
  B.   Lord's New Year
  C.   Simple New Year
  D.   Old New Year®   

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