Holiday Season

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Christmas And Holiday Season Quizzes & Trivia

It’s the holiday season – again!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Do you still send Christmas cards? This year I'll write some letters while I'm on my holiday, though my friend Ruth is already on to me, saying my New Year’s letters are so much better than my late Christmas cards. Which native flower is often found on Kiwi Christmas cards? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Pikirangi (red mistletoe)

    • B. 

      Pōhutukawa

    • C. 

      Rātā

  • 2. 
    I remember the last day of the school year fondly. All the desks away in the corner of the room, chairs stacked and holidays awaiting. As I write this, it is imminent for school kids around the country. How long do school students generally have for a Christmas holiday break? See kids of the 70s racing out the school gates
    • A. 

      2 weeks

    • B. 

      4 weeks

    • C. 

      6 weeks

  • 3. 
    As an adult, Christmas parades have often felt like a let down to me – a flatbed ute alone is not a float, I think to myself as one drives by, horn tooting and waving promo girls hanging out the window. How did Christmas parades start in New Zealand? Find the answer in Te Ara and see what floats should strive to be
    • A. 

      Department stores started them to promote the shopping season

    • B. 

      The first Christmas parade was a actually a traffic jam

    • C. 

      The original parades were down rivers, and ‘floats’ are so named to remind us of that

  • 4. 
    I've done most of my Christmas shopping now. What gift does Te Ara say has been a perennial favourite with girls for centuries? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Dresses

    • B. 

      Diamonds

    • C. 

      Dolls

  • 5. 
    This year I'm heading off tramping just before Christmas. Possibly I'll be there as you read this. Where is the Queen Charlotte Track? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Coromandel

    • B. 

      Marlborough Sounds

    • C. 

      Milford Sound

  • 6. 
    Hopefully relaxed from my pre-holiday holiday, I then head up to Hamilton to see my family on Christmas Day. To walk off all the Christmas indulging, I always like to go to the Hamilton Gardens. My favourite garden, the American modernist garden, has a picture of who in it? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Marilyn Monroe

    • B. 

      Elvis Presley

    • C. 

      Andy Warhol

  • 7. 
    For some, Boxing Day is all about the Boxing Day sales. When you're in Waikato, you might be inclined to go to Pirongia. Why would you do that? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      The Jordan Luck Summer Tour starts in Pirongia every year

    • B. 

      To participate in the annual Mt Pirongia climb

    • C. 

      To go to the races of course!

  • 8. 
    Just a week in Waikato and then I'm flying to Christchurch (or Lyttelton to be more specific), for New Year’s Eve. What is this celebration known as in Scotland?  Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Auld Lang Syne

    • B. 

      Hogmanay

    • C. 

      Póg mo thóin

  • 9. 
    Nearby in Timaru, the Caledonian Games have been the way to spend New Year’s Day for many years. Traditional games such as shot put, caber toss, Highland dancing and cycling are all part of the day. What is a caber traditionally made from? See a caber toss in Te Ara
    • A. 

      A larch tree

    • B. 

      A rimu tree

    • C. 

      A birch tree

  • 10. 
    Then it's back to Wellington for me, but before I start work I'll head to Wairarapa for a wedding, which seems like a very sweet way to finish a small summer holiday. Which Wairarapa township was the site of New Zealand's first Arbor Day?  Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Eketāhuna

    • B. 

      Greytown

    • C. 

      Martinborough