140 Holiday Trivia Questions (Ranked from Easiest to Hardest)

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July 6, 2024
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Holidays are special days or periods of time that commemorate or celebrate an event, person or culture. They are a part of every culture, and often come with their own set of traditions, customs, and rituals. There is a wide range of holiday trivia questions that can be asked, whether you're a history buff or someone who is curious about the different celebrations around the world.

Here are some examples of holiday trivia questions you might come across: What is the origin of Christmas? When is Hanukkah celebrated? What is the significance of Diwali? What is the meaning of Mardi Gras? These questions cover a wide range of holidays, including both religious and secular celebrations, and events that are celebrated in different parts of the world.

In addition to the history and significance of holidays, there are also many fun and interesting facts to learn about. For example, did you know that Christmas is celebrated on December 25th to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, but it has its origins in ancient Roman and pagan celebrations? Or that Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish holiday that commemorates the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days in the Temple after the Maccabees reclaimed it from the Greeks? These trivia questions will not only test your knowledge, but also give you a glimpse into the many fascinating aspects of holidays, the cultures and the traditions that surround it.

140 Holiday Trivia Questions Ranked From Easiest to Hardest (Updated for 2024)

  1. What search engine makes changes to its logo, known as "doodles," to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and famous people, such as a pointillist version in honor of artist Georges Seurat?

    Answer: Google

  2. “May the Fourth be with you” is the official tagline of the galaxy-wide holiday celebrated the first week of May in honor of what sci-fi franchise?

    Answer: Star Wars

  3. The "Tickle Me" version of what Sesame Street character was the "it" toy of the 1996 holiday season, causing some shoppers to resort to violence to obtain the coveted toy?

    Answer: Elmo

  4. The semi-mythical Punxsutawney Phil comes out of its burrow to predict the arrival of spring in what annual holiday?

    Answer: Groundhog Day

  5. According to the song, when Peter Cottontail comes hoppin’ down the bunny trail, hippity-hoppity, what springtime holiday is on its way?

    Answer: Easter

  6. "Vision of Love" ruled the summer for Mariah Carey, who's become the signature fixture at the top of the Billboard charts each holiday season. According to her famous Christmas song, she only wants one thing. What is it?

    Answer: You

  7. Holidays like China’s Dongzhi Festival or the Hopi people’s Soyal, are scheduled around December 21 every year in celebration of the winter version of what “S” term that signifies the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere?

    Answer: Solstice

  8. Although the most popular song on the film's soundtrack is "This Is Halloween" and the main character's name is Jack Skellington, the 1993 cult-classic Tim Burton film that was nominated for a visual effects Oscar includes what OTHER holiday in the film's title?

    Answer: Christmas (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

  9. According to a survey by Dance magazine, what Christmas-themed Tchaikovsky ballet accounts for nearly half the annual revenue of many dance companies?

    Answer: The Nutcracker

  10. What holiday single, originally titled “The One Horse Open Sleigh” by James Lord Pierpont in 1857, was the first song played in space in 1965 by Gemini 6A astronauts Walter Schirra and Tom Stafford?

    Answer: Jingle Bells

  11. A young boy takes a train to the North Pole on Christmas Eve in what classic 1985 children's book by Chris Van Allsburg?

    Answer: The Polar Express

  12. The White House is blown up by aliens on the Fourth of July holiday weekend in what 1996 Roland Emmerich film?

    Answer: Independence Day

  13. It originated as a holiday to give gifts to poor people, but these days what is the pugilistic name of the December 26 Commonwealth holiday that has become known for its retail sales?

    Answer: Boxing Day

  14. In the aftermath of 1965’s Watts Riots, what holiday was created by Maulana Karenga specifically to "give black people an alternative to the existing holiday of Christmas and give black people an opportunity to celebrate themselves and their history, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society?”

    Answer: Kwanzaa

  15. Celebrated on the 19th day of the sixth month of the year, what is the newest addition to the US federal holiday calendar, as signed into law by President Joe Biden in 2021?

    Answer: Juneteenth

  16. The Tasmanian masked owl's scientific name is Tyto novaehollandiae castanops. The "castanops" comes from its facial resemblance to what roasted holiday nut?

    Answer: Chestnut

  17. Celebrated with tequila and sombreros by many Americans, Cinco De Mayo actually commemorates the not-so-boozy defeat of the French by what nation at the 1862 Battle of Puebla?

    Answer: Mexico

  18. Alaska celebrates the last Monday in March as a state holiday honoring what "foolish" 19th-century Secretary of State?

    Answer: William Seward

  19. What Food Network reality competition, that started in 2011, features teams designing displays based on what fall holiday? Appropriately, celebrities such as Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark, serve as guest judges.

    Answer: Halloween Wars

  20. In the song “Frosty the Snowman,” what article of clothing made Frosty come to life?

    Answer: Old silk hat

  21. What Mexican beer brand has run the same holiday commercial, in which a palm tree is wrapped with Christmas lights, every year since 1990?

    Answer: Corona

  22. In "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," what magical country does the White Witch put a spell on so that it is always winter but never Christmas?

    Answer: Narnia

  23. The festive holiday phrase “‘tis the season” comes from the lyrics of what Christmas carol where you’d also find “boughs of holly,” “blazing yule,” and 52 “fa la, la, la, las,” give or take a couple?

    Answer: Deck the Halls

  24. Celebrated on December 12, Our Lady of Guadalupe Day draws Catholics from around the world to pay homage to an image of the Virgin Mary located in what country?

    Answer: Mexico

  25. The holiday now known as Presidents' Day originated as a day of remembrance for what U.S. President, who died in 1799 and was born on February 22, 1732?

    Answer: George Washington

  26. In 2004, a winter snowstorm put a damper on many North Texas couples’ plans when it moved in on which holiday?

    Answer: Valentine's Day

  27. Long before Earth Day, what holiday was first proposed by J. Sterling Morton, a newspaper editor in Nebraska City, resulting in the planting of one million trees in Nebraska on April 10, 1872?

    Answer: Arbor Day

  28. Known as Fright Fest at all U.S. locations, but known as Festival de Terror in Mexico, the Halloween-oriented haunt event with attractions and themed "Scare Zones" is an annual staple at what chain of theme parks?

    Answer: Six Flags

  29. What autumn holiday was described by writer O. Henry as "the one day that is purely American?"

    Answer: Thanksgiving

  30. The Halloween classic "Hocus Pocus" is set in what guessable Massachusetts city?

    Answer: Salem

  31. "Hubie Something," "Something H20: 20 Years Later," and "Boo! A Madea Something" are movie titles where "Something" replaced what holiday?

    Answer: Halloween

  32. "I played my best for him" and "He smiled at me" are both lyrics in what popular Christmas song that was first recorded in 1951 and details a poor young boy being summoned by the Magi to Jesus's birth?

    Answer: The Little Drummer Boy

  33. In the oldest written record of the sport of cricket, there is a 1611 entry in which two parishioners in Sussex, England failed to attend church because they were playing cricket. What important Christian holiday did these men skip in order to play bowler and batsman?

    Answer: Easter

  34. Hari Raya Puasa is the more common name in Singapore for what Islamic holiday with an original name meaning "Feast of Breaking the Fast"?

    Answer: Eid al-Fitr

  35. Accompanied by a ghost, Ebenezer Scrooge looks in on the Cratchit family having a goose for dinner as a special holiday treat in what Charles Dickens novel?

    Answer: A Christmas Carol

  36. Halloween is derived from "Hallow E'en" or All Hallows Eve, which denoted the evening before what Christian holiday honoring saints celebrated on November 1st in western Christianity?

    Answer: All Saints' Day

  37. What war’s armistice, which famously went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year it was signed, was the origin of the Veterans Day holiday that Americans now observe?

    Answer: World War One

  38. In France, the July 14 national holiday is called Fête nationale française. What’s it called in English? (Hint: The observance marks the fall of a French prison at the start of the Revolution).

    Answer: Bastille Day

  39. "The Cricket on the Hearth" is a holiday novel, not nearly as well known as "A Christmas Carol," by what British author?

    Answer: Charles Dickens

  40. Since it was first announced in 1988 at the San Francisco Exploratorium, March 14 is the annual celebration of what tasty mathematical constant?

    Answer: Pi

  41. Celebrated three days before Easter, what Christian holiday commemorates Jesus Christ's Last Supper with his disciples?

    Answer: Holy Thursday

  42. According to the classic holiday song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," how many "geese a-laying" are given on each day by the narrator's true love?

    Answer: Six

  43. What Alaska state holiday, observed on the last day of March, is named for the United States Secretary of State that negotiated the United States' purchase of Alaska from Russia?

    Answer: Seward's Day

  44. In the movie's opening, Thackery Binx sees his little sister being taken to the cottage of three witches on October 31, 1693. The remainder of the movie takes place in 300 years later, in 1993. What is his popular Halloween-themed film?

    Answer: Hocus Pocus

  45. In Spain, a tradition in the first seconds of the New Year is to quickly eat 12 uvas for good luck. In English, what fruit are uvas?

    Answer: Grapes

  46. The holiday song that begins "Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat," requests that you place what copper coin in the old man's hat?

    Answer: Penny

  47. Called "Tag der Deutschen Einheit" in the native language, what country commemorates October 3, the anniversary of the day its eastern and western parts reunited, with a national Unity Day holiday?

    Answer: Germany

  48. A central item in Kwanzaa traditions, the kinara holds one black, three red, and three green of what item?

    Answer: Candles

  49. In her 1983 hit "Holiday," what one-named singer declares that "if we took a holiday, took some time to celebrate just one day out of life, it would be so nice?"

    Answer: Madonna

  50. In 1870, which president who was a commanding general during the Civil War signed legislation to make Thanksgiving, Independence Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day federal holidays?

    Answer: Ulysses S. Grant

  51. Whamageddon is a challenge with competitors trying to make it through the holiday season without hearing what Wham Christmas song?

    Answer: Last Christmas

  52. The annual hot air balloon festival that takes place in Colorado Springs near Memorial Park occurs during what holiday?

    Answer: Labor Day

  53. Sung by greats like Mel Tormé and Nat King Cole, “The Christmas Song” opens with a line about what roasted holiday treat?

    Answer: Chestnut

  54. What Pittsburgh restaurant chain, known for their "Smiley Cookies", is behind what is believed to be the longest-running holiday-season commercial in America featuring an animated Christmas tree bending down to help a Christmas star reach the top of the tree? According to CBS-Pittsburgh, anyway.

    Answer: Eat 'N Park

  55. A flood, brought on by 24 inches of rain in the Houston area over a two-day period in April 2016, was named for what little-loved "holiday?"

    Answer: Tax Day

  56. What national holiday, inspired by the similar success of a holiday invented by Anna Jarvis, was first celebrated at a Spokane YMCA in 1909?

    Answer: Father's Day

  57. Signifying the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance, what is the name of the Hindu light festival that usually falls at the end of October / beginning of November?

    Answer: Diwali

  58. The new old-fashioned way, for sure! Even though she recorded it in 1958 (when she was just 13 years old), what festive holiday hit helped Brenda Lee top the Billboard Hot 100 in 2023 (just before her 79th birthday)?

    Answer: Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

  59. What 1998 agreement between the British government, Irish government, and political parties of Northern Ireland was named after a religious holiday and is often considered the basis for the present devolved system of government in Northern Ireland?

    Answer: Good Friday Agreement

  60. Chametz are foods with leavening agents that are forbidden on which Jewish holiday that celebrates the exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt?

    Answer: Passover

  61. Celebrated by many on November 13th, what holiday on which women ask men out originated from the Al Capp comic strip, "Li'l Abner?"

    Answer: Sadie Hawkins Day

  62. Eating a bucket of KFC will make you just as sleepy as a big ol' helping of Thanksgiving turkey, since most poultry contains about the same amount of what T-word amino acid?

    Answer: Tryptophan

  63. As its name says, "Weihnachtsgans" is a roast goose dish traditionally served in Germany on what end-of-year holiday?

    Answer: Christmas

  64. In the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special, which character is revealed to have a son named Lumpawaroo (a.k.a. Lumpy)?

    Answer: Chewbacca

  65. After remixing his "Si Se Puede" call-to-action as a campaign slogan, what U.S. president declared March 31 a federal commemorative holiday honoring César Chávez?

    Answer: Barack Obama

  66. In 1887, Oregon became the first state in the U.S. to make it an official public holiday. Seven years later, there were 29 additional states with official celebrations. What is it?

    Answer: Labor Day

  67. Literally meaning “new day”, Nowruz is the new year in the Solar Hijri calendar. The Solar Hijri calendar is the official calendar of which country, the second largest in the Middle East after Saudi Arabia?

    Answer: Iran

  68. The original “Star Wars Holiday Special” aired on CBS in 1978 and marked the first appearance of which character? (Hint: The bounty hunter was voiced by Don Francks in the special and was later played by Jeremy Bulloch with voice acting by Jason Wingreen).

    Answer: Boba Fett

  69. Which public holiday in South Africa that’s observed on December 16th was first meant to commemorate the Battle of Blood River, but was renamed in 1995 to mark the end of apartheid and promote national unity?

    Answer: Day of Reconciliation

  70. What holiest day of the Jewish year focuses on atonement with a fast, confession, and prayer? It lent its name to an armed conflict between Israel and a coalition of Egypt and Syria in 1973.

    Answer: Yom Kippur

  71. Although a staple of the holiday, candy corn is also often considered a polarizing sweet and is even considered "Halloween's most contentious sweet" by Vox. In the vast majority of tri-colored pieces of candy corn, what color is the middle section of the sweet?

    Answer: Orange

  72. Emma Thompson's character discovers that the necklace she sees her husband purchasing for Christmas is for another woman, in one of the sadder plotlines of what 2003 holiday movie?

    Answer: Love Actually

  73. Each year October 3rd is celebrated as a holiday by the fans of what 2004 film, since it's the day that Jonathan Bennett's character Aaron Samuels asks the protagonist what day it is?

    Answer: Mean Girls

  74. Literally meaning “head of the year”, what three-day holiday celebrates the Jewish New Year? In English it is sometimes referred to as the Feast of Trumpets.

    Answer: Rosh Hashanah

  75. It has been tradition for the Irish taoiseach to give the U.S. president shamrocks on St. Patrick's Day since ambassador John Hearne gave them to which president in 1952?

    Answer: Harry Truman

  76. Don't say turkey: Vaccinium macrocarpon is the scientific name of what Thanksgiving staple?

    Answer: Cranberry

  77. In November 2020, Cadillac Fairview announced that they were transitioning what holiday tradition to a digital format? This event aimed at children was previously operating under a scheduled reservation format in-person at 19 shopping centers.

    Answer: Santa visits

  78. Observed for eight days and nights, Hanukkah starts on the 25th day of what month on the Hebrew calendar?

    Answer: Kislev

  79. National Indigenous Peoples Day has been celebrated as a national holiday in Canada on June 21 since a 1996 proclamation by the nation's Governor General. In part, this date was chosen because it is the date of what annual celestial event?

    Answer: Summer Solstice

  80. Eating Kentucky Fried Chicken on Christmas Day has been a tradition since the 1970s in what nation on the other side of the world from Kentucky?

    Answer: Japan

  81. Although celebrated widely in many dozens of countries around the world as a celebration of love, Saint Valentine's Day is only a public holiday in how many countries?

    Answer: Zero

  82. Also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, what week-long Jewish holiday starts five days after Yom Kippur and involves dwelling in a foliage-covered booth?

    Answer: Sukkot

  83. What is the five-letter name of the cannabis-based drink, popular in India, which of traditionally served during holidays of Maha Shivaratri and Holi?

    Answer: Bhang

  84. In Greek celebrations of Easter, the holiday is referred to by what “P” word? It is a Greek word, derived from an Aramaic cognate for the Hebrew word Pesach, which refers to Passover.

    Answer: Pascha

  85. What British charity supergroup with a name that sounds like they’d be good with a scraped knee had a holiday hit with “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” in 1984?

    Answer: Band Aid

  86. Accompanied by David Seville, the 1958 single “The Chipmunk Song” became the first holiday hit to reach No. 1 on the Billboard’s Hot 100 chart – thanks to what cartoon trio?

    Answer: Alvin, Simon, and Theodore

  87. During the 2020 lockdowns, the Knightsbridge, London location of Harvey Nichols department store displayed what two-word Ebenezer Scrooge-y message in lights in its windows?

    Answer: Bah Humbug

  88. What December holiday, which honors various African harvest festival traditions, was invented in 1966 by Professor Maulana Karenga?

    Answer: Kwanzaa

  89. In Germany, New Year's Eve is known by what name that makes it sound like the star of the "Rocky" film franchise?

    Answer: Silvester

  90. If you’re visiting Dover in late November or early December, which holiday festival can you attend that’s held by the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village?

    Answer: A Farmer's Christmas

  91. What tongue-in-cheek holiday is celebrated in Dublin on June 16th, the date on which the events of James Joyce's Ulysses take place?

    Answer: Bloomsday

  92. Which city in Ottawa County is home to a light-up musical water fountain on Dewey Hill that puts on shows celebrating holidays and even you’re favorite Disney sing-a-long?

    Answer: Grand Haven

  93. Which popular holiday beverage is a rich blend of dairy, sugar, and the yolks and whites of a certain chicken product?

    Answer: Eggnog

  94. Which type of novelty calendar inspired by Christian tradition is popular around the holidays and involves opening a little present each day in December leading up to Christmas Day on the 25th? (Hint: They’re often chocolate or toys, but you can also find them with cheese…)

    Answer: Advent

  95. The well-protected "Home Alone" house is standing strong at 671 Lincoln Ave in Winnetka, Illinois. What's its five-digit zip code?


  96. "Must Love Flowers," "Holidays with the Angels," and "The Christmas Spirit" are among the many recent novels by what prolific romance author who was born in Yakima?

    Answer: Debbie Macomber

  97. Wanting to capitalize on the success of the “Peanuts” comic strip, which soda company commissioned “A Charlie Brown Christmas” as a holiday special in the mid-1960s?

    Answer: Coca-Cola

  98. On June 24, 2022, which stellar Māori New Year’s celebration was observed as a public holiday in New Zealand for the first time?

    Answer: Matariki

  99. When they launched in 2016, which robotic creature that “unboxed itself” by Spin Master got so popular that no one could find one in time for the holidays and people were selling the online for hundreds of dollars?

    Answer: Hatchimals

  100. St. Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador (for provincial government employees), and what British Overseas Territory? "The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean," this island nation experienced devastating volcanic eruptions from 1995 to 1997.

    Answer: Montserrat

  101. The opening scene in “Iron Man 3” shows Tony Stark schmoozing with guests at one of the last parties in 1999 celebrating what December holiday?

    Answer: New Year’s Eve

  102. Which retailing strategy has somewhat fallen by the wayside in the digital age, but used to be a big deal during the holidays if you were a kid flipping through a Sears or JCPenney version of the paper-based mail item?

    Answer: Catalog

  103. One is the loneliest number…But in China, it’s four times more profitable than Black Friday! 11/11 marks which unique Chinese shopping holiday that celebrates people who aren’t in relationships by encouraging them to buy presents for themselves?

    Answer: Singles Day

  104. Democracy Day, celebrated on June 12 and formerly known as Abiola Day, is a holiday celebrating the return of democracy to what nation, the most populous in Africa?

    Answer: Nigeria

  105. Long considered as one of the more controversial holidays given its divergent appeal to people both in and out of committed relationships, the National Retail Federation reports that what percentage of Americans celebrated Valentine’s Day in 2023?


  106. In 2011, El Paso was one of the cities hit by a blizzard which affected much of the Northeast and Midwest, Oklahoma, and parts of Texas, and that happened around what annual holiday?

    Answer: Groundhog Day

  107. Rory and Lorelai work to squeeze in four holiday dinners in "A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving," an episode from what TV series?

    Answer: Gilmore Girls

  108. On Halloween in 1926, a certain 52-year-old man died from impacts of a ruptured appendix at Grace Hospital in Detroit. This man's spookily-timed death was strictly coincidental but during his life he was often suspected of otherworldly or spiritual connections. Who is this man?

    Answer: Ehrich Weiss

  109. What Christian holiday, typically celebrated in early January, celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ, usually the moment when the Magi visited the Christ Child? This “E” holiday is known as ‘Theophany’ in the East.

    Answer: Epiphany

  110. The massive 1964 earthquake that killed 133 people and destroyed several villages in coastal Alaska occurred on what religious holiday? The quake's moment magnitude of 9.2 was more than a thousand times as powerful as the famous 1989 San Francisco earthquake.

    Answer: Good Friday

  111. During holiday's LDB Challenge, participants try to avoid hearing what seasonal tune that anagrams to THE BEDTIME RUM TROLLY?

    Answer: The Little Drummer Boy

  112. Blitzen gets namedropped but never does the Blitzkrieg Bop in "Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight)," a holiday tune by what old-school New York punk rock group?

    Answer: Ramones

  113. The bittersweet song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" is originally from what Judy Garland movie musical with a U.S. city in its name?

    Answer: Meet Me in St. Louis

  114. Canada Day is an annual holiday celebrated on July 1st each year to commemorate the nation's birth as an independent state. Prior to 1982, what was the name of this holiday?

    Answer: Dominion Day

  115. Under which president did Thanksgiving become an annual holiday?

    Answer: Abraham Lincoln

  116. What is the name of the department store in the movie "Elf" that is modeled after the real-life Macy's in New York City?

    Answer: Gimbels

  117. The Mexican holiday of Dia de Muertos on November 1st is often marked with ornately planned and decorated ofrendas (altars) in which loved ones are remembered and celebrated. One popular decoration is the bright orange Flor de Muerto (Flower of Dead) which is more often known by what name in English?

    Answer: Mexican marigolds

  118. In what Fox teen drama series did character Seth Cohen claim to have invented the holiday of Chrismukkah?

    Answer: The O.C.

  119. The Mullagh Medal goes to the Player of the Match for Australia's traditional Boxing Day face-off at MCG in what sport?

    Answer: Cricket

  120. Dressed in sequins and feathers, musicians known as Mummers parade down Broad Street in a New Year's Day tradition in what East Coast city?

    Answer: Philadelphia

  121. What president officially made Thanksgiving a U.S. national holiday, marking the last Thursday in November on everybody’s calendar? This president had particular pressure to bring the country together for a friendly dinner.

    Answer: Abraham Lincoln

  122. Leavenworth, Washington's Arlene Wagner was inspired by her time as a ballet instructor, and a specific Tchaikovsky ballet, to found a museum with over 7,000 of what type of holiday items?

    Answer: Nutcrackers

  123. Like a pilaf that's spent too much time at barbeque joints, Hoppin' John is a Southern rice dish considered lucky eatin' on what holiday?

    Answer: New Year's

  124. What arid U.S. state, known for its hundreds of ghost towns, was admitted to the Union on Halloween 1864?

    Answer: Nevada

  125. What popular Star Wars side character made his first appearance in an animated segment during the “Star Wars Holiday Special” (1980), saving Luke Skywalker and others from a giant monster? He was born on the planet Kamino.

    Answer: Boba Fett

  126. Referring to the inn from the Nativity story, Las Posadas is a pre-Christmas celebratory novena that lasts for how many days?

    Answer: Nine

  127. Moving Day, July 1st, in what Canadian province results in over 7% of the population moving in that province's largest city?

    Answer: Quebec

  128. The ball that drops to commemorate New Year's Eve in Times Square, NYC, is covered in nearly 2,700 crystal triangles from what company named for a city in Ireland?

    Answer: Waterford

  129. On August 14th of every year, what country celebrates its independence following the end of the British Raj? India's is one day later.

    Answer: Pakistan

  130. What ancient Roman festival, held from December 17th on the Julian calendar until December 23rd, was used to honor a Roman God? Nowadays, its name is reminiscent of the sixth planet from our sun.

    Answer: Saturnalia

  131. In Central Europe, particularly Czechia and Slovakia, what part of the traditional Christmas dinner is often kept in the bathtub for a few days before the holiday?

    Answer: Carp

  132. What U.S. president signed the bill into law that made the first Monday in January a national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday?

    Answer: Ronald Reagan

  133. The Jewish holiday Purim commemorates the Jewish people being saved from what Achaemenid Persian Empire official who had planned to kill all Jews?

    Answer: Haman

  134. In this infamous 1978 “Star Wars Holiday Special”, Han Solo joins Chewbacca on the Wookiee’s home planet Kashyyyk to celebrate what holiday?

    Answer: Life Day

  135. Before he played young Anakin Skywalker in “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” (1999), which actor got his big break playing Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son in the holiday comedy, “Jingle All the Way” (1996)?

    Answer: Jake Lloyd

  136. Recognized predominantly in Latin America, what Nativity holiday celebrated each year between December 16 and December 24 translates in English to “the lodging?”

    Answer: Las Posadas

  137. In what month is the International Day of Peace, a United Nations sanctioned holiday, celebrated each year?

    Answer: September

  138. What American author wrote the sweetly ironic Christmas-themed short story, "The Gift of the Magi?"

    Answer: O. Henry

  139. A 2022 holiday episode of "The Great British Bake-Off" features Nathaniel Curtis, Lydia West, and two other castmates from what naughty-sounding British drama miniseries?

    Answer: It's a Sin

  140. January 13th is a Federal Observance Day to commemorate the life of what 19th century songwriter of minstrel showtunes like “Oh! Susanna”, “My Old Kentucky Home”, and “Camptown Races?”

    Answer: Stephen Foster

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