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Welcome to our Boxing Day Quiz - fun for December 26


Quiz I

  1. Which Christian saint's day is also celebrated on 26 December?
  2. If December 26 falls on a Sunday, the substitute Boxing Day public holiday is on which day of the week?




  3. True or False. Boxing Day is so called because of alms boxes left for the poor and needy in the Middle Ages?
  4. In which country is Boxing Day called the "Day of Goodwill"?
  5. Which American President died on Boxing Day in 2006?
  6. Boxing Day has been a bank holiday in England and Wales since which date: (a)1871, (b)1933, or (c)1952?
  7. True or false. In the festive Christian season The Twelve Days of Christmas, "Boxing Day" is considered the "Third Day of Christmas"?
  8. A once popular way to mark Boxing Day in Ireland was hunting a fake bird, which sort of bird?
  9. In which European country is St Stephen's Day often celebrated with a game of bandy? This country also started the first ever national bandy league in 1902.
  10. St Stephen lived in which century?
  11. The Boxing Day Test match is a cricket Test match held in which Australian city?
  12. Taking place each year on 26 December, the King George VI Chase is the second most prestigious chase in the UK, after the Cheltenham Gold Cup; on which racecourse is it run?
  13. Add the last line to the verse: "Good King Wenceslas looked out, On the Feast of Stephen, When the snow lay round about, ....?
  14. On which day of the week is the 26th December, 2022?
  15. What star sign are you if you were born on Boxing Day?
  16. On Boxing Day in 1963 two sinlges by The Beatles' were released in the USA marking the beginning of Beatlemania on an international level, name one of those songs?
  17. Thomas Gray, widely known for his Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, was born on Boxing Day in which century?
  18. The Boxing Day Swim is known for participants wearing fancy dress and jumping into the sea. The oldest dip is in which seaside town in Pembrokeshire, Wales, which started in 1970?
  19. Hunts are a Boxing Day tradition but the ban on foxhunting with a pack of 3 or more dogs became unlawful in England and Wales from February in which year?
  20. The world's biggest annual yacht race starts in Sydney, New South Wales on Boxing Day every year but in which Australian city does it finish after 630 nautical miles?

Answers:

  1. St Stephen
  2. Tuesday
  3. False (the term was first used in the 1830s as a holiday on which post-men, servants, and errand-boys, etc. expected to receive a Christmas-box)
  4. South Africa
  5. Gerald Ford
  6. 1871
  7. False. It's considered the second day.
  8. Wren
  9. Sweden
  10. First century (c. AD 5 – c. AD 34)





  11. Melbourne
  12. Kempton Park Racecourse in Surrey
  13. "Deep and crisp and even"
  14. Monday
  15. Capricorn
  16. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "I Saw Her Standing There"
  17. 18th Century (26 December 1716 – 30 July 1771)
  18. Tenby
  19. 2005
  20. Hobart