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Curious + funny facts about Scandinavian Christmas traditions: a quiz

Christmas in Scandinavia may be very cheerful, and in this case you will even have a chance to forget about the winter cold. You only need to know some subtleties of organization and carrying out this holiday. Let’s get some knowledge about them & start the Christmas fun!

  • Another Christmas village is situated in

    • Sweden
    • Norway
    • Denmark
    • Iceland
  • Pepparkakor (Swedish)/piparkakut (Finnish)/ pepperkaker (Norwegian) is a very popular Scandinavian Christmas snack. All these words are the names of

    • apple pies in the form of men, flowers, hearts, cats, dogs, gingerbread houses
    • ginger snaps in the form of men, flowers, hearts, cats, dogs, gingerbread houses
    • lemon cakes in the form of men, flowers, hearts, cats, dogs, gingerbread houses
    • chocolate muffins in the form of men, flowers, hearts, cats, dogs, gingerbread houses
  • Finnish Santa Claus (Joulupukki) has another vehicle in addition to the reindeer. It’s a

    • Santa helicopter
    • Santa train
    • Santa ship
    • Santa taxi
  • Playful _____________________- one of the main symbols of Christmas in the Nordic countries.

    • julenisse/jultomte
    • fairies
    • goblins
    • elves
  • Aland islanders love to celebrate _____________________. This holiday is very much like a “real” Christmas, but its scale is much smaller.

    • Little Christmas/Lillajul
    • Super Christmas/ Lillajul
    • Mini-Christmas/ Lillajul
    • Small Christmas/Lillajul
  • In the XIX and early XX centuries _____________________ were one of the popular Christmas presents. Nowadays they seen as the original vintage gifts

    • stamps
    • books
    • postcards
    • pictures
  • The most popular species for Christmas trees in Denmark, and most of Europe is

    • the red fir
    • the Santa Lucia fir
    • the Nordmann fir
    • the sacred fir
  • A figurine of Yule Goat made out of _____________________ is often used as a Christmas ornament in the Nordic countries

    • straw
    • wool
    • wood
    • bricks

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