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HOLIDAY TRIVIA II

11) What holiday was created by a vote of the United Nations General Assembly in 1981?


In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly passed resolution 36/67 declaring an International Day of Peace. In 2001, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a new resolution 55/282 declaring 21 September of each year as the International Day of Peace. The intention of the resolution is to have the entire world observe a day of peace and nonviolence.

12) In the Netherlands, what is the name of Santa Claus's helper who judges which children were bad during the year?


In the Netherlands, children are told that Black Peter will enter the house through the chimney and leave a bundle of sticks or salt in their shoes instead of candy if they have been bad. Extremely bad children, they are told, will be put into Black Peter's gunny bag and carried off.

13) The practice of decorating Easter eggs can be traced back to _____.


The practice of decorating eggshells as part of spring rituals is ancient, with decorated, engraved ostrich eggs found in Africa which are 60,000 years old.

14) What holiday originated as the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia?


Valentine's Day is rooted in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15. Pope Gelasius I recast this pagan festival as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day.

15) How much candy is sold in the U.S. each Halloween?


Approximately 600 million pounds of candy are sold in the U.S. each year for Halloween, with 90 million pounds of that being chocolate.

16) How do you celebrate I Forgot Day?


The whole purpose of I Forgot Day is to make amends for those things you've forgotten.

17) What holiday combines masks and a street party?


During Carnival people wear masks and costumes and celebrate in the streets, allowing them to lose their everyday individuality and experience a heightened sense of social unity. Excessive consumption of alcohol, meat, and other foods proscribed during Lent is extremely common.

18) Every Halloween, Charlie Brown helps his friend Linus wait for what character to appear?


Every year, Linus sits in a pumpkin patch on Halloween night waiting for the Great Pumpkin to appear. Invariably, the Great Pumpkin fails to turn up, but Linus always vows to wait for him again the following Halloween.

19) What is considered good luck on Halloween?


If you see a spider on Halloween, it is considered good luck, as it means the spirit of a loved one is guarding you.

20) What are traditional Halloween colors?


Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.


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