Brrr it’s cold out! While you are indoors enjoying a hot cocoa this month why not test your knowledge about December with these 8 questions below.
Q: December has always had 31 days. True or False?
A: False, there were 29 days in December until Julius Caesar added two days to December as part of his calendar reform.
Q: What was the Roman festival held at the end of December?
A: Saturnalia, the ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia started on December 17 and lasted for seven days.
Q: The December solstice is the day of the year with the longest hours of daylight in the southern hemisphere. True or False?
A: True, the December solstice can fall on either December 21 or December 22. In the northern hemisphere it has the least hours of daylight.
Q: December 26 as well as December 25 is a holiday in some countries. What is it known as?
A: December 26, is Boxing Day in England, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It originated in Britain. There are various theories as to its origin. However, the thing common to all of them is the giving to the less fortunate. Remember King Wenceslas? The Feast of Stephen is December 26.
Q: What is the flower for December?
A: Narcissus, Some sources also give holly and poinsettia as December plants. Hellebore is also known as the Christmas rose as it blooms in the winter.
Q: What is the gem for December?
A: turquoise, The zircon is also considered as a December gem.
Q: The Jewish festival of Chanukah is also know by which name?
A: Festival of Lights, Chanukah, also spelt Hanukah and Hanukkah, is an eight day festival. It can start in November, but is mainly in December.
Q: What Holidays Are In December?
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