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Some of you may have recently taken part in our recent New Year’s Quiz. The results are in and you can check out the answers below, or have a go at answering if you missed it (try not to cheat)

Q1. What major sporting event occurs in 2020?

  • FIFA World Cup
  • The Ashes
  • Summer Olympics
  • IAAF World Championships

The correct answer is:

47% of people guessed this correctly, with 37% putting the FIFA World Cup as their answer although this will be held in 2022.

This year the 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan.

There will be five new sports added at the games this year: Baseball, Karate, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing and Surfing.

Q2. What country rings in the New Year by smashing plates on their neighbor’s doorstep?

  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Brazil
  • Denmark

The correct answer is:

In Denmark, your popularity can be measured by the amount of broken china on your doorstep at midnight. It’s also supposed to bring good luck so the more smashed plates, the better the year ahead!

Want to know more about traditions across the world? Check out our NYE in 24 hours post

Q3. What year did the movie ‘New Year’s Eve’ come out?

  • 2006
  • 2008
  • 2011
  • 2017

The correct answer is:

41% got this correct! Well done if you were one of them. New Year’s Eve was released in December 2011.

2020 Golden Globes nominee Reese Witherspoon was offered a role in the film but turned it down.

Q4. Chinese New Year is the same date every year. True or false?



The correct answer is:

Chinese New Year is in fact different every single year, although it generally falls between January 21st and February 20th.

Just in time, we have a whole post covering Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rat. Ready for the New Year festivities.

Q5. In Greece, it is customary to smash a pomegranate on doors for good fortune in the new year. True or false?



The correct answer:

The number of seeds that scatter after being smashed is supposed to represent the amount of good luck the family will receive.

Q6. Where is the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop celebrated?

  • London
  • New York
  • Sydney
  • Paris
  • Tokyo

The correct answer is:

A Times Square Ball Drop has happened almost every year since 1907. Except for 1942 and 1943 where there were ‘dimouts’ through NYC due to WWII. Instead the crowd gathered for a minute’s silence.

Q7. On which day of the week was New Year’s Eve in the year 2000?

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

The correct answer is:

Q8. On what day is the Old/Orthodox New Year celebrated?

  1. January 7
  2. January 14
  3. January 21
  4. January 28

The correct answer is:

Orthodox New Year is the first day of the year according to the Julian calendar. The Julian calendar named after Julius Cesar was used for over 16 centuries and is still used today by the Orthodox Church.

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