Brain Teaser: Christmas Traditions Around the World


santaChristmas is about 10 days away, so let’s see how much you know about Christmas traditions around the world.  Need help? Use CultureGrams to find the answers.

  1. On which date do Armenians celebrate Christmas?
  2. What do kids in Brazil do on Christmas Eve?
  3. In Austria, on which date does Nikolo (similar to Santa Claus) fill the children’s shoes with treats?
  4. In Argentina, what name does Santa Claus go by?
  5. What is the meaning of Boxing Day, celebrated in England and Canada?
  6. In Croatia, Catholic Christians celebrate Christmas on 25 December, but Orthodox Christians celebrate it on which date?
  7. For many years, Christmas was banned in Cuba, until the government declared it an official holiday again in which year?
  8. What name do French children call Santa Claus by?
  9. What is the German name for Christmas Tree?
  10. At Christmas Ethiopians play a game which is like hockey, what is it called?

How did you do?

0 – 1 Mmmm, not exactly brilliant.
2 – 5 A reasonable stab.
6 – 8 A good showing. But there’s still room for improvement!
9 – 10 You really know your stuff. Well done!

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