Apr 3, 2010

The 'Holidays and Festivals' Quiz!!

Easter is upon us...to celebrate the festive season heres a 'Holidays and Festivals' Quiz!!

Happy Easter everyone!!!

(The Quiz will be open up until 8/4/2010 Midnight)

1. A very famous festival or holiday is named after the goddess shown below (From Anglo-Saxon Pagan mythology). Which?? (1 Point)

Ans. Easter!!! (after Goddess Ostara or Eostre)

2. Put Funda (1 Point) (Hint: Think 'down under')

Ans. The Easter Bilby, the Australian alternative to the Easter Bunny

3. WTF?? (1 Point) (not a tampered image...scaringly its original!!)

Ans. El Colacho or the Baby Jumping Festival, annually held in Spain to commemorate the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi

4. The first written evidence of the ______ can be found in the accounts of Chinese traveller, Huan Tsang (602 - 664 A.D.) who visited India in 629 -645 CE, during the reign of King Harshavardhana. However, the observance dates back many centuries to Ancient India's Vedic Period, where the river festivals first started getting organised. In Hindu Mythology, its origin is found in one of the popular creation myths and the Hindu theories on evolution, the Samudra manthan (Churning of the ocean of milk-depicted below in the image), mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Purana, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. What am i talking about?? (1 Point)

Ans. The Kumbh Mela

5. Put Funda into this Weird Holiday tradition (1 Point)

(Hint: Connect The Bulls and the Ghost , _______ Swayze)

Ans. The Chicago River dyed green on St. Patrick's Day

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