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  1. Which Christian feast day celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ?
  2. Which Indian public holiday is also known as the Hindu festival of lights?
  3. In which month is the American federal holiday Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrated?
  4. Australia Day is celebrated the day after Scotland's Burns Night - what date is Australia day?
  5. Name the secular festival observed by many African Americans in late December as a celebration of their cultural heritage?

  6. Which name is given by English-speaking countries to the French National Day celebrated on the 14th of July?
  7. Golden Week is a week from the 29th of April to early May containing a number of holidays in which country?
  8. Tynwald Day is a public holiday celebrated in which part of the world?
  9. In the UK, the 14th of November 1973 was made a special bank holiday to celebrate which occasion?
  10. Which public holiday in the United States is celebrated on the first Monday in September?
  11. In 1995, the British May Bank Holiday was moved to the 8th of May to celebrate which occasion?
  12. Which religious holiday, celebrated by Muslims, marks the end of Ramadan?
  13. Which term, French for 'Fat Tuesday', refers to a Carnival celebration?
  14. By what seasonal name is Chinese New Year known by in modern China?
  15. Which Buddhist holiday commemorates the day that the historical Buddha experienced enlightenment?
  16. What is celebrated on the second Monday in March by a multi-faith service in Westminster Abbey and a public holiday in Gibraltar?
  17. Anzac Day, a holiday to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, was originally to honour the men who thought in which World War One campaign?
  18. Which festival is observed by the kindling of the lights on the nine-branched menorah?
  19. The event of October 12, 1492, is now celebrated in the United States by which public holiday?
  20. Give the dates of the following British patron saint days: (a) St. Patrick's Day, (b) St. Andrew's Day, (c) St. David's Day, and (d)St. George's Day?


  1. Epiphany
  2. Diwali
  3. January (third Monday of January - King's birthday is on January 15)
  4. 26th January
  5. Kwanzaa
  6. Bastille Day
  7. Japan
  8. Isle of Man
  9. The wedding of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips
  10. Labor Day
  11. 50th anniversary of VE Day
  12. Eid al-Fitr
  13. Mardi Gras
  14. Spring Festival
  15. Bodhi Day

  16. Commonwealth Day
  17. Gallipoli
  18. Hanukkah (a menorah is a unique candelabrum)
  19. Columbus Day
  20. (a) 17 March, (b) 30 November, (c) 1 March, and (d) 23 April

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