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Quiz: New Year’s Traditions Around The World

new year's traditions around the world

The new year is just around the corner. Many countries welcome the New Year with colorful fireworks, drone shows, and other traditional celebrations. There are usually all sorts of different end-of-year customs and traditions as well. Take our test, test your knowledge and learn new year’s traditions around the world!

Hint: Take a sneak peek at the “Unique Christmas Traditions Around the World” to get some idea about the traditions!

  • Question of

    When was the first gathering held at Time Square on New Year’s Eve?

    new year's traditions around the world
    • 1895
    • 1904
    • 1909
    • 1914
  • Question of

    In which country do people wear polka-dots and eat round fruits on New Year’s Eve for prosperity in the upcoming year?

    • Iceland
    • Paraguay
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Philippines
  • Question of

    In Spain, as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, people …………… at each of the 12 chimes.

    new year's traditions around the world
    • Blow out a candle
    • Throw flowers into the sea
    • Eat a grape
    • Take a sip of wine
  • Question of

    “¡Feliz Año Nuevo!” means Happy New Year in which language?

    new year's traditions around the world
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
    • Italian
    • French
  • Question of

    Which are customs that many people in Brazil take part in to ring in the new year?

    new year's traditions around the world
    • Throw flowers into the ocean
    • Wear a completely white outfit
    • Run into the ocean and jump seven waves
    • All of the above
  • Question of

    Why do many people in the Southern United States eat Hoppin’ John, a dish made with black-eyed peas, rice, onions, bacon, and salt, on New Year’s Day?

    new year's traditions around the world
    • For good luck and prosperity in the new year
    • For a healthy and long life
    • To bring friends and family a peaceful year
    • To use up the previous year’s leftovers
  • Question of

    What is traditionally tossed into rivers at New Year in Romania?

    new year's traditions around the world
    • Stones
    • Soybean
    • Flowers
    • Coins
  • Question of

    In which country do they eat Kransekage, a “wreath cake” comprised of concentric rings of cake layered on top of each other?

    new year's traditions around the world
    • Denmark
    • Belarus
    • Germany
    • Sweden
  • Question of

    What city is a countdown done with an elevator for the New Year?

    new year's traditions around the world
    • Seattle, USA
    • Vancouver, Canada
    • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Question of

    What colour underwear do Colombians wear on New Year’s Eve to bring them good luck?

    new year's traditions around the world
    • Blue
    • Red
    • Yellow
    • White

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