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Let's Try Some Internet Thanksgiving trivia.

1. What was the Roman festival held at the end of December?

a. Saturnalia
b. Feast of Zeus
c. Mars Days

d. Festival of Venus
 

8. What does Kwanzaa mean in its native language?

a. first life
b. yearly fruits
c.  new fruits
d. first fruits
 

2. The Druids had a festival in December too.  Which of these plants did they use in this festival?

a. holly
b. yew
c.  pine tree branches
d. mistletoe
 

 

9. What is the name of the candle holder lit every night of Kwanzaa?

a. menorah
b. kinara
c. umoja
d. wreath
 

3. What saint's day is December 6th?

a. Saint Stephen
b. Saint Paul
c. Saint Nicholas
d. Saint Wenceslas
 


10. What is the name of the candle holder used during Hanukkah?

a. Kinara
b. Wreath
c. Umoja
d. Chanukkiyah
 

4. What is the flower for December?


a. Ivy
b. Narcissus
c. Heather
d. Hellebore
 

11. How many nights does Hanukkah last?


a. 6
b. 8
c. 7
d. 9
 

5. What is the gem for December? 

a. ruby
b. amber
c. turquoise
d. garnet
 

12. During which Hebrew month does Hanukkah take place?

a. Kislev
b. Adar
c. Tebet
d. Tammuz
 

6. The African-American cultural holiday, Kwanzaa takes place from December 26 to January 1.  The word Kwanzaa comes from what African language

a. Arabic
b. Bantu
c. Swahili
d. Hausa
 

13. On December 12, members of Baha'i faith celebrate which of these? 

a. Feast of Masa'il (Questions)
b. Sukkot (Feast of Booths)
c. Duwali (Festival of Lights)
d. Eid ul-Fitr (Feast of Breaking the Fast)
 

7. The Jewish festival of Chanukah is also known by which name?

a. Festival of Winter
b. Memory Days
c. Year End Feast
d. Festival of Lights
 

14. If you are in the Mexican city of Oaxaca on December 23, you can see an exhibition of sculptured root vegetables.  Which of these is the translation of the Spanish name for the celebration, Noche de Rabanos?

a. Afternoon of the Carrots
b. Night of the Radishes
c. Day of the Parsnips
d. Evening of the Turnips
 


December 3, 2017

"Celebrate" is a song written by Gary Bonner and Alan Gordon and performed by Three Dog Night. It was featured on their 1969 album, Suitable for Framing,  and was produced by Gabriel Mekler. In the US, "Celebrate" peaked at #15 on the Billboard chart in 1970. Outside the US, "Celebrate" reached #8 in Canada


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