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Scavenger Hunt #2

    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 and find the link to the next resource.

  1. What is the shape of the popular buche de Noel cake made in France at Christmas time?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in France
  2. What are the most popular Christmas tree decorations in China?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in China
  3. Why are candles placed in the windows of Irish homes on Christmas Eve?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in Ireland
  4. According to tradition in Belgium, how does St. Nicholas travel from house to house delivering gifts to children?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in Belgium
  5. On what date does the Christmas holiday season begin in Armenia?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in Armenia
  6. Who brings gifts for good children in Italy?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in Italy
  7. What are "chicken bones" in Canadian Christmas celebrations?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in Canada
  8. What do people in Costa Rica use to decorate their homes for Christmas?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in Costa Rica
  9. 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
  10. In addition to musical instruments, what do Greek children sometimes carry when they go caroling?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in Greece
  11. Why does the country of Norway give a big Christmas tree to the United Kingdom each year?
    Internet Resource:   Christmas in Norway
  12. In the Czech Republic, what do children do when they think they hear St. Nicholas coming?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in the Czech Republic
  13. What foods do families in Switzerland share after the traditional midnight mass?
    Internet Resource:  Swiss Christmas
  14. What do children do with their shoes in Spain on January 5?
    Internet Resource:  Spanish Christmas Traditions
  15. In Hungary, Christmas is celebrated twice.  What are the dates for these celebrations?
    Internet Resource:  Christmas in Hungary