Thanksgiving
Halloween
Christmas
Easter
4th of July
100

On what ship did the Pilgrims sail to America on?

Mayflower

100

By 43 A.D., the Roman Empire had conquered the majority of what territory

Celtic

100

What is Santa's real name?

Saint Nick/ Ol' Saint Nick

100

Easter occurs on what day this year?

April 17th

100

What is the fourth of july also called?


Independence Day

200

How long did the first Thanksgiving last

3 days

200

In 1000 A.D., the church made November 2 what day?

All Souls Day

200

What does Santa wear in Australia?

Shorts! 

200

What begins on Ash Wednesday, and lasts for 40 days (not including Sundays)

Lent 

200

The tradition of setting off fireworks on the 4 of July began in what place?

Philadelphia 

300

What 2 football teams play each year on Thanksgiving?

Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears

300

What is the BEST part of Halloween?

Candy and Costumes!

300

What is Santa Claus called in Canada?

Father Christmas

300

The Sunday immediately prior to Easter is called

Palm Sunday 

300

Philadelphia held the first annual commemoration of independence on what date.

7/4/1777

400

When is Thanksgiving celebrated in Canada?

The second Monday in October

400

Borrowing from European traditions, Americans began to dress up in costumes and go house to house asking for what?

Food or Money

400

What year was Christmas declared a holiday?

1840

400

What phrase is sometimes used to refer to Jesus and the sacrificial nature of his death.

"Lamb of God"

400

On July 4th, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, which had been written largely by Jefferson. Though the vote for actual independence took place on what date? From then on the 4th became the day that was celebrated as the birth of American independence.

July 2nd

500

What woman author helped in making Thanksgiving a national holiday?

Sarah Josepha Hale 

500

In the late 1800s, there was a move in America to mold Halloween into a holiday more about community and neighborly get-togethers than about ghosts, pranks and what?

Witchcraft

500

Christmas provided families with a day when they could lavish attention-and gifts-on their children without appearing to “what?” them?

Spoil

500

Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the belief in what?

the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 
500

during the summer of what year did some colonists celebrated the birth of independence by holding mock funerals for King George III as a way of symbolizing the end of the monarchy’s hold on America and the triumph of liberty.

1776

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