Holiday Traditions Around the World How much do you know about the holiday customs of your international colleagues? Take this quick quiz to find out your global holiday IQ - and happy holidays, all! OK Question Title * 1. This African country follows the ancient Julian calendar - meaning that they celebrate Christmas on January 7th - and refer to the holiday as “Ganna.” South Africa Mozambique Algeria Ethiopia OK Question Title * 2. “Farolitos,” or intricately-designed brown paper bags with lit candles inside, are a staple of Christmas celebrations in what country? Brazil Mexico Panama Venezuela OK Question Title * 3. What European country celebrates the “Queen of Light” on December 6th, “St. Lucia’s Day”? The day features the family’s eldest daughter dressing as the queen and serving coffee and treats to each member of the family. Germany England Spain Sweden OK Question Title * 4. In this Asian country, Christmas is generally seen as a time to buy presents rather than celebrate a religious holiday. Christmas Eve is generally a time for couples to be together, and in many ways, it can seem more like Valentine's Day. Japan China South Korea Pakistan OK Question Title * 5. The “bûche de Noël” or “Yule log,” a buttercream-filled cake shaped and frosted to look like a log, is a typical holiday dessert in which European country? France Switzerland England Portugal OK Question Title * 6. Boxing Day - originating from the custom of servants receiving a special “Christmas box” from their masters - is celebrated on December 26th in what country? The United States Canada Russia Belgium OK Question Title * 7. Created by activist, author, and professor Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa (running from December 26th to January 1) is primarily celebrated in what country? Jamaica The Dominican Republic The United States Bolivia OK Question Title * 8. Running for eight days and nights, Hanukkah (also spelled Chanukah or Hanukah) is a festival commemorating a temple’s rededication in what country? Jordan Israel Ukraine Poland OK Question Title * 9. “Junkanoo,” a colorful street parade held on Boxing Day (December 26th) and New Year’s Day (January 1) - and featured prominently in the James Bond movie Thunderball - is primarily associated with what Caribbean country? Haiti Jamaica Trinidad and Tobago The Bahamas OK Question Title * 10. Bringing a large sack full of gifts for children on his white horse, “Sinterklaas” is a holiday figure - celebrated with good food, hot chocolate, and gifts every year on St. Nicholas Eve, Dec. 5 - in what European country? The Netherlands Lativa Greece Portugal OK Get business-driven insights into countries around the world with GlobeSmart Culture Guides. OK SEE MY SCORE!