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Extraordinary winter holidays

Winter Festive Season QUIZ

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Buddha

Weles

Krampus

What is the name of a hairy beast that keeps company to the Carol Singers in Slavic traditions?

QUESTION 1/6

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Krampus goes in a procession with the carol singers; it is a festive monstrosity – a black, horned, and hairy animal with a flopping jaw.

QUESTION 2/6

Oak

Fig tree

Palm tree

Under which tree was Buddha meditating when he became the Enlightened One?

QUESTION 2/6

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Bodhi Day marks the day prince Siddhartha Gautama became enlightened for the first time. Prince Gautama gave up his wealthy life to travel and live in poverty like a monk and learn the world’s secrets.

QUESTION 3/6

8

12

9

How many candles are lit for Hanukkah on a candelabra called the Hanukiah?

QUESTION 3/6

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The ninth candle on the candlestick is the so-called shamash – the first candle to kindle used to light the other ones. The holiday takes place for eight nights and days, commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.

QUESTION 4/6

Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar

Clumsy, Brainy, and Grouchy

Santa, Rudolf, Dasher

What are the traditional names of The Three Wise Men from the East who brought gifts to the newborn Jesus?

QUESTION 4/6

These are their traditional names, but…

The Three Wise Men from the East brought myrrh, incense, and gold as gifts to baby Jesus. However, these Three Kings might not have been called Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar. We don’t know their real names, whether they were kings, and how many they came.

QUESTION 5/6

Pancha Ganapati

Bodhi Day

Rama Nawani

What is the name of a Hindu winter festival full of colors, gifts, family meetings, and music?

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Pancha Ganapati is a Hindu alternative to Christmas. During five days of the festival, children bring fruit platters, flower garlands and decorate shrines of Ganesh in different colors. Ganesh has the head of an elephant – this is a Family Festival of Giving.

QUESTION 6/6

crown of candles

crown of thorns

flowers

What does Saint Lucy wear on her head?

QUESTION 6/6

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Saint Lucy is a young girl wearing a white dress and a crown with candles on her head to light up the darkness. This Christian feast is observed on December 13 – the shortest and darkest day of the year.

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