Holiday Quiz

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    1. What holiday, falling at the end of summer, was first observed in 1894?

    2. What U.S. holiday, first observed in 1792, is also celebrated in Spain, Italy and Latin America?

    3. The date of what holiday is determined by the vernal equinox?

    4. What holiday is the number-one day for sales of freshly cut flowers?

    5. What holiday was once known as Decoration Day?

    6. What is the meaning of wearing a red or a white carnation on Mother’s Day?

    7. On what holiday did Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe die? Can you name our only President who was borned on this holiday?

    8. What holiday, now associated with love, was originally established to honor two martyred Christians having the same name?

    9. What holiday celebrates the birthdays of two of our greatest presidents?

    10. On what holiday was President Lincoln shot?

    11. What holiday has a connection to Punxsutawney, PA?

    12. What holiday was fixed as the third Sunday in June by presidential proclamation?

    13. What fall holiday became the first U.S. holiday designated by presidential proclamation?

    14. What religious holiday, having a connection to the winter solstice, is celebrated world-wide but sometimes under different names and dates?

    15. Made a legal holiday in 1938, this holiday was first known as Armistice Day.

    16. This festive holiday, celebrated world-wide, rejoices in birth and death at the same time.

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    1. What holiday, falling at the end of summer, was first observed in 1894? Labor day

    2. What U.S. holiday, first observed in 1792, is also celebrated in Spain, Italy and Latin America? Columbus Day

    3. The date of what holiday is determined by the vernal equinox? Easter

    4. What holiday is the number-one day for sales of freshly cut flowers? Mother’s Day

    5. What holiday was once known as Decoration Day? Memorial Day

    6. What is the meaning of wearing a red or a white carnation on Mother’s Day? White, mom is alive; Red, mother is deceased

    7. On what holiday did Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe die? Can you name our only President who was borned on this holiday? 4th of July; James Monroe

    8. What holiday, now associated with love, was originally established to honor two martyred Christians having the same name? Valentine’s Day

    9. What holiday celebrates the birthdays of two of our greatest presidents? President’s Day

    10. On what holiday was President Lincoln shot? Good Friday

    11. What holiday has a connection to Punxsutawney, PA? Ground Hog Day

    12. What holiday was fixed as the third Sunday in June by presidential proclamation? Fatherr’s Day

    13. What fall holiday became the first U.S. holiday designated by presidential proclamation? Thanksgiving

    14. What religious holiday, having a connection to the winter solstice, is celebrated world-wide but sometimes under different names and dates? Christmas

    15. Made a legal holiday in 1938, this holiday was first known as Armistice Day. Veteran’s Day

    16. This festive holiday, celebrated world-wide, rejoices in birth and death at the same time. Easter
     
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    Pretty good, Kathianne. I'll give you an A-. I missed the same number on this quiz that you did, but not the same questions.
     
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    I think I found one! Change #16 to New Year's! (Father time and baby new year?)

    How many misses were there?
     
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