Quiz: New Year’s Around the World

1) In what country do people eat 12 grapes as the clock strikes midnight (one each time the clock chimes)?

• France

• Spain

• Portugal

2) In what country do children leave their shoes by the fireside on New Year’s Day with the hope that Saint Basil will come and fill their shoes with gifts?

• Greece

• Italy

• Brazil

3) In what country is it a New Year tradition to burn crackers to scare away the evil spirits that roam the earth?

• Tibet

• Thailand

• China

Answers: 1. Spain; 2. Greece; 3. China.

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