Internet-based Hunt #2

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.  Why are bits of hay put underneath the tablecloth at the traditional Christmas meal in Poland?
    Internet Resource: Christmas in Poland
    http://christmas-world.freeservers.com//poland.html
     
  2. Who first brought the tradition of the Christmas tree to England?
    Internet Resource: Christmas in Britain
    http://christmas-world.freeservers.com/britain.html
     
  3. What do families in Armenia do after attending Christmas Eve church service?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in Armenia
    http://christmas-world.freeservers.com/armenia.html
     
  4. What decoration is usually put on the top of Christmas trees in the United States? 
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in the USA
    http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/xmas/around/unitedstates.html
     
  5. What is Christmas called in Zimbabwe?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in Zimbabwe
    http://christmas-world.freeservers.com/zimbabwe.html
     
  6. What is the name of the traditional pudding made in Scotland for Christmas?
    Internet Resource:  A Scottish Christmas
    http://www.zuzu.org/scot.html
     
  7. Name two popular decorations for nativity scenes in Costa Rica.
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in Costa Rica
    http://christmas-world.freeservers.com/costarica.html
     
  8. In small towns and villages of  New Zealand, how does Santa travel to visit children on Christmas morning?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in New Zealand
    http://christmas-world.freeservers.com/newzealand.html
     
  9. Since the first and second world wars, turkey has been the popular choice for Christmas meals in Malta.  What bird was commonly used before the wars?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in Malta
    http://www.searchmalta.com/christmas/dream.shtml
     
  10. On Christmas Day in Ecuador people who live in the mountains dress in their finest clothes and visit the ranches of their employers. What kind of animals do they ride there?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in Ecuador
    http://christmas-world.freeservers.com/ecuador.html
     
  11. By tradition, groups of children in Romania travel from house to house singing carols and reciting poetry during the Christmas season.  What does the leader of each group carry and how is it decorated?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in Romania
    http://christmas-world.freeservers.com//romania.html
     
  12. The dessert at a traditional Christmas feast in Denmark is a special rice pudding with something hidden in it.  What is hidden and brings good luck to the one who finds it?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in Denmark
    http://christmas-world.freeservers.com//denmark.html
     
  13. What item do people carry as they enter the church for Christmas services in Ethiopia?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in Ethiopia
    http://christmas-world.freeservers.com/ethiopia.html
     
  14. The traditional Christmas Eve supper in Poland consists of 12 dishes.  What do these 12 dishes represent?
    Internet Resource:  Polish Christmas Traditions
    http://www.polishworld.com/christmas/food.htm
     
  15. A familiar tradition in Norway involves putting a bowl of rice pudding out for the barn elf.  Why is this done?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in Norway
    http://christmas-world.freeservers.com//norway.html

Links checked December 3, 2007