Trivia By Cynthia: Holiday Style

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12 Questions - Developed by: Cynthia - Developed on: - 3.989 taken

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  • 1
    Evergreen boughs have been hung in homes for centuries. Over doors, mantles and pathways, folks have hung evergreen boughs to ward off
    disagreeable neighbors
    mean people
    witches, evil spirits and illness
  • 2
    Winter Solstice is the longest night and the shortest day of the year. People have long hung evergreen boughs to remind them
    mother nature can have a nasty temper
    summer is around the corner and the green plants will grow again
    Christmas is only a few days away
    they should be thankful all year round
  • 3
    Romans celebrated a feast called the Saturnalia, in honor of Saturn, the god of agriculture. The Romans marked the feast with evergreen boughs because they knew that
    the farms would soon be fruitful and green
    Saturnalia disliked the color green
    green was saturnalia's favorite color
    they were afraid to anger saturnalia and lose their upcoming crops
  • 4
    The Pennsylvania German settlements had community trees as early as 1747. But, as late as the 1840s Christmas trees were not accepted by most Americans because they were seen a
    pagan symbols
    too messy to clean up
    no longer in style
    fire hazards
  • 5
    By the 1890s Christmas ornaments were arriving from
  • 6
    The early 20th century found Americans decorating their trees with mostly

    homemade ornaments
    lace and ribbons
    cranberries and marzipan cookies
  • 7
    It is always best to mount your Christmas Tree
    by slicing the trunk at an angle and placing it in a water holding stand
    in a big pot of dry sand
    into one of those stands with screws
    no need to mount at all
  • 8
    Christmas Trees take this long to mature
    11-15 years
    7-10 years
    16-20 years
    3-5 years
  • 9
    In the first week, a tree in your home will consume this much water daily
    a gallon
    a quart
    two gallons
    a cup
  • 10
    As early as 1773 the name appeared in the American press as "St. A Claus".
  • 11
    The Dutch legend of Sinter Klaas was brought by settlers to New York in the 17th century.
    Brought to Virginia!
    16th century!
  • 12
    As German immigrants came to the United States, they brought with them the tradition of Christmas trees.
    no, some guy in Canada did

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