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New Year's Culture Quiz

At the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, you know what you'll be doing. But how do other cultures celebrate? Take our quiz and find out.

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At the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, you know what you'll be doing. But how do other cultures celebrate? Take our quiz and find out.

1. When do the Chinese celebrate their New Year?

  • On the winter solstice, like many other ancient cultures.
  • During the second new moon after the winter solstice.
  • On January 1, like most other countries.

2. During the Scottish ceremony, Hogmanay, the townspeople join in the "Creaming of the Well." The person who drinks from the well first is guaranteed:

  • Good luck.
  • Wealth.
  • A mate.

3. How do the Ecuadorians cleanse their faults for the New Year?

  • They purify themselves by fasting for New Year's Eve.
  • They make a list of their faults and bury it.
  • They burn a straw man decorated with the family's clothes.

4. On the morning of the Vietnamese New Year, Tet, what are children not allowed to do?

  • Play with other children.
  • Cry.
  • Watch television.

5. What happens shortly before midnight, on New Year's Eve, in Japan?

  • Buddhist temples ring their bells 108 times.
  • People gather in the streets and toast the New Year.
  • People write down their resolutions for the New Year.

1. When do the Chinese celebrate their New Year?
During the second new moon after the winter solstice.

2. During the Scottish ceremony, Hogmanay, the townspeople join in the "Creaming of the Well." The person who drinks from the well first is guaranteed:
A mate.

3. How do the Ecuadorians cleanse their faults for the New Year?
They burn a straw man decorated with the family's clothes.

4. On the morning of the Vietnamese New Year, Tet, what are children not allowed to do?
Cry.

5. What happens shortly before midnight, on New Year's Eve, in Japan?
Buddhist temples ring their bells 108 times.

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