Internet-based Hunt #1

Instructions
    Use the Internet resources listed with each question to track down some holiday traditions in countries around the world.  If you'd like to use it, a copy of the questions is available for you to print and record your answers.
     
    Note:  Clicking on the Internet Links listed on this page will open a new browser window.  Once you have found the answer to your question, just close that window and you'll return to this page so you can read the next question.

Questions
  1. What kind of trees are decorated at Christmas time in India?
    Internet Resource:
      Christmas in India
    http://www.christmas-world.freeservers.com/india.html

  2. Christmas trees are not commonly used in Greece.  What is the main symbol of the season in most Greek homes?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in Greece
    http://www.gogreece.com/learn/christmas.htm

  3. In the Netherlands, what do children leave in their shoes as a gift for Sinterklaas's horse?
    Internet Resource: Christmas in the Netherlands
    http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/xmas/around/netherlands.html

  4. On what day during the holiday season are gifts traditionally exchanged in Slovakia?
    Internet Resource: Slovaks and Christmas Traditions
    http://www.slovak.com/xmas_traditions/

  5. What kind of fruit is often found in the stockings of children who live in the Canadian Prairies?
    Internet Resource: Canadian Christmas
    http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Noel/angl/basnoel.htm

  6. What is the main holiday decoration in most Mexican homes?
    Internet Resource:  Mexican Christmas Traditions
    http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/christmas.html

  7. What is the shape of the popular buche de Noel cake made in France at Christmas time?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in France
    http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/france.html

  8. What are the most popular Christmas tree decorations in China?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in China
    http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/china.html
     
  9. In Germany, the three Thursdays before Christmas are known as Knocking Nights.  What do children do on those nights?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in Germany
    http://www.kidlink.org/KIDPROJ/MCC/mcc0912.html

  10. People in the Czech Republic believe that Christmas Eve has a certain magic.  What is it?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in the Czech Republic
    http://northpole.net/world.htm#CZECH REPUBLIC

  11. In the Ukraine, who travels with Father Frost when he delivers gifts?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in the Ukraine
    http://northpole.net/world.htm#UKRAINE

  12. In Austria, a bell is rung after Christmas Eve dinner to signal the opening of a locked door.  What are children permitted to see for the first time behind the locked door?
    Internet Resource:  Austria Holiday Traditions
    http://www.californiamall.com/holidaytraditions/traditions-austria.htm

  13. What two foods are distributed to the poor on Christmas Day by many people in Egypt?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in Egypt
    http://christmas-world.freeservers.com/egypt.html

  14. Who delivers gifts at Christmas to Syrian children who have been good?
    Internet Resource:   Christmas in Syria
    http://christmas-world.freeservers.com/syria.html

  15. In addition to Christmas trees, what other items are used to decorate churches in Kenya for Christmas?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas Traditions in Kenya
    http://northpole.net/world.htm#KENYA

  16. What foods do families in Switzerland share after the traditional midnight mass?
    Internet Resource:  Swiss Christmas
    http://www.santas.net/swisschristmas.htm

  17. What do children do with their shoes in Spain on January 5?
    Internet Resource:  Spanish Christmas Traditions
    http://www.californiamall.com/holidaytraditions/traditions-spain.htm

  18. In Hungary, Christmas is celebrated twice.  What are the dates for these celebrations?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in Hungary
    http://www.zuzu.org/hung.html

Links checked December 3, 2007