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The most unusual Scandinavian holidays, festivals and competitions: a quiz

Do you know that there are Scandinavian holidays, festivals and competitions which may seem rather strange, but simultaneously so funny? Annually such events attract thousands of tourists from all over the world and, of course, you can also take part in these experiences as a spectator or a participant. So the aim of my quiz is to enlighten some of these unusual actions and to cheer you up a little (or, may be, a lot).

Try to find my hints in the text of tasks and pictures.

  • The purpose of Cinnamon Roll Day (Kanelbullens dag) is to increase attention on _____________________________ baking traditions.

    • Finnish
    • Swedish
    • Norwegian
    • Danish
    • Icelandic
  • The Wife Carrying World Championships was first introduced at Sonkajärvi, _____________________________.

    • Finland
    • Sweden
    • Norway
    • Denmark
    • Iceland
  • Ice Music Festival (Finse, ____________________________) is a “glacial instrument” festival

    • Finland
    • Sweden
    • Norway
    • Denmark
    • Iceland
  • During Thorrablot midwinter festival you can sample such ____________________________ national dish as “hákarl”.

    • Finnish
    • Swedish
    • Norwegian
    • Danish
    • Icelandic
  • The Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships was first held in Savonlinna, _____________________________.

    • Finland
    • Sweden
    • Norway
    • Denmark
    • Iceland
  • As for Office Chair Racing, Germany is the founder of these unusual competitions , but sometimes they are held in its neighbouring country – _____________________________.

    • Finland
    • Sweden
    • Norway
    • Denmark
    • Iceland
  • Fat Tuesday (Fettisdagen) in _____________________________ is generally celebrated by eating called “fastlagsbulle” or “semla”.

    • Finland
    • Sweden
    • Norway
    • Denmark
    • Iceland
  • Originally the goal of Shopkeeper’s weekend in _____________________________ was to give a break for shopkeepers. But, most stores ironically enough stay open through this holiday.

    • Finland
    • Sweden
    • Norway
    • Denmark
    • Iceland

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