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How Much Do You Know About Christmas Traditions From Around The World?

Spent a few Christmases outside of Ireland?

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1. One European country has a tradition of building a 13-metre-tall goat for the public to admire, and have been doing so since 1966. The public have also created a tradition of their own, and have tried to burn it down most years. (It has been burned down 29 times since 1966). What country does this happen in?
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Germany
Finland

Sweden
Denmark
2. Another European country is visited by the 'Krampus' at Christmastime. The Krampus is St. Nick's evil accomplice, who captures the bold kids and puts them in a sack. Much worse than receiving a bag of coal, tbh. Which country would you most likely see the Krampus in?
Austria
Luxembourg

Germany
Switzerland
3. What fast food dinner do lots of Japanese people traditionally eat on Christmas day?
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McDonald's
Burger King

KFC
Subway
4. What item of clothing do kids in Belgium, Netherlands and Germany receive presents in on the 6th of December (St. Nicholas Day)?
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Stockings
Shoes

Hats
Gloves
5. In Norway, it's a tradition to hide a certain household item on Christmas Eve to keep some evil spirits at bay. What item gets hidden?
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A bin
A broom

An ironing board
The front door key
6. Citizens of which South American country go to Christmas mass on roller skates?
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Venezuela
Brazil

Paraguay
Chile
7. Tradtionally, in one country, there's a cat that eats anybody who doesn't have a new outfit to wear on Christmas Day. Which country would you be in most danger of being eaten by the Christmas Cat?
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Ghana
Russia

South Africa
Iceland
8. Those who celebrate Christmas in Syria don't believe that Santa Claus brings gifts at Christmas. Instead, their presents come from...
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The three wise men.
One of the three wise men's camels.

Jesus himself.
The Star of Bethlehem.
9. Which country celebrates La Quema del Diablo (The Burning of the Devil) ahead of Christmas?
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Spain
Mexico

Guatemala
Colombia
10. Which of these Australian Christmas traditions is not real?
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Surfing Santas
Carols by Candlelight

Eating mince pies with actual beef mince in them.
Boxing Day BBQs
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