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Advent Calendar Quiz
Learn about Christmas in England from the children who live in Britain Christmas traditions why do what we do at chrsitmas time
Woodlands Junior would like to thank Pete Cowen, from Benton Park Primary School, for sharing the quiz he made based around our Advent Calendar.

How much can you remember from what you read on the Woodlands Junior Advent Calendar?

  1. Although Christmas is celebrated by Christians in India, Christianity is not the main religion, what is?
    (Find the answer here)

  2. What is the name of the red flowers that are used to decorate churches and homes in India AND Mexico?  (P----------)
    (Find the answer here)

  3. What is the weather most likely to be on Christmas Day in New Zealand?
    (Find the answer here)

  4. Where does Father Christmas leave his presents for children in Brazil?
    (Find the answer here)

  5. On what day is the main Christmas celebration held in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland?
    (Find one of the answers here)

  6. What is usually eaten for dessert in those four countries?
    (Find one of the answers here)

  7. In the Netherlands, Sinterklaas (Santa Claus) arrives in mid-November, by boat, from which country?
    (Find the answer here)

  8. What do people in Finland have on Christmas Eve?
    (Find the answer here)

  9. Why do people in Finland think that Father Christmas lives on ‘Ear Mountain’ in Lapland?
    (Find the answer here)

  10. What are the ‘Wren Boys’ famous for in Ireland?
    (Find the answer here)

  11. Why do the people in Argentina decorate their trees with white cotton balls?
    (Find the answer here)

  12. In which country do the adults drink Glogg? (Clue it is also known as Scandinavian mulled wine).
    (Find the answer here)

  13. In Italy no meat is eaten on Christmas Eve, can you name one type of fish that is eaten?
    (Find the answer here)

  14. The foot of which animal is eaten in Italy on Christmas day?
    (Find the answer here)

  15. Once a year at Christmas, Mexican parents allow their children to break something. What is it?
    (Find the answer here)

  16. Christmas Day is known as St. Knut's day in which Scandinavian country?
    (Find the answer here)

  17. Father Christmas in Poland is called?
    (Find the answer here)

  18. Christmas  2006 was the first time ever that there was no what in Poland?
    (Find the answer here)

  19. Catalonia is part of which European country?
    (Find the answer here)

  20. What animals pull Santa’s sleigh in Australia?
    (Find the answer here)

  21. What is the name of the poem that American children listen to  before they go to bed on Christmas Eve?
    (Find the answer here)

  22. What is the major religion in Japan?
    (Find the answer here)

  23. Why is it bad luck to let the fire go out on Christmas Eve in Scotland?
    (Find the answer here)

  24. On what date is Christmas Day in Russia?
    (Find the answer here)

  25. How many Santas are there in Iceland?
    (Find the answer here)

  26. In which country can you find Bethlehem?
    (Find the answer here)

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