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12/16/17 Weekend Grif.Net – Greetings

HOW TO SAY "MERRY CHRISTMAS" IN OVER 33 =
LANGUAGES!

 

Afrikander – Een Plesierige =
Kerfees

Arabic – I’d miilad said =
oua sana saida

Argentine – Felices =
Pasquas Y felices ano Nuevo

Armenian – Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari =
Gaghand

Azeri – Tezze Iliniz Yahsi =
Olsun

Basque – Zorionstsu =
Eguberri. Zoriontsu Urte Berri On

Bohemian – Vesele Vanoce

Brazilian – Boas Festas e Feliz Ano =
Novo

Breton – Nedeleg laouen na =
bloavezh mat

Bulgarian – Tchestita =
Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo

Chinese – Mandarin – Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu =
Shen Tan

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p;       – Catonese – Gun Tso Sun =
Tan’Gung Haw Sun

Cornish – Nadelik =
looan na looan blethen =
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Cree – Mitho Makosi Kesikansi

Croatian – Sretan Bozic

Czech – Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy =
Rok

Danish – Gladelig =
Jul

Dutch – Vrolijk Kerstfeest en =
een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!

English – =
Merry Christmas

Esperanto – Gajan =
Kristnaskon

Estonian – Roomsaid =
Joulu Puhi

Farsi – =
Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad

Finnish – Hyvaa joulua

French – Joyeux Noel

Frisian – Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en =
Seine yn it Nije Jier!

German – =
Froehliche Weihnachten

Greek – =
Kala Christouyenna!

Hawaiian – =
Mele Kalikimaka

Hebrew – Mo’adim =
Lesimkha. Chena tova

Hindi – Shub =
Naya Baras

Hungarian – Kellemes =
Karacsonyi unnepeket

Icelandic – =
Gledileg Jol

Indonesian – Selamat =
Hari Natal

Iraqi – Idah Saidan Wa =
Sanah Jadidah

Irish – Nollaig =
Shona Dhuit

Italian – Buone Feste =
Natalizie

Japanese – Shinnen =
omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto

Korean =
– Sung Tan Chuk Ha

Latvian – =
Priecigus Ziemas Svetkus un Laimigu Jauno Gadu

Lettish – Priecigus Ziemassvetkus

Lithuanian – Linksmu Kaledu

Manx – Nollick ghennal as blein vie =
noa

Maori – Meri =
Kirihimete

Marathi – Shub Naya =
Varsh

Navajo – Merry =
Keshmish

Norwegian – God Jul Og =
Godt Nytt Aar

Pennsylvania German =
– En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr!

Polish – Wesolych Swiat Bozego =
Narodzenia

Portuguese – Boas =
Festas

Rapa-Nui – =
Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua

Rumanian – Sarbatori vesele

Russian – Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is =
Novim Godom

Serbian – Hristos se =
rodi

Slovakian – Sretan Bozic or =
Vesele vianoce

Samoan – La Maunia =
Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou

Scottish – Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath =
Ur

Serb-Croatian – Sretam Bozic. =
Vesela Nova Godina

Singhalese – =
Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa

Slovak – Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy =
Rok

Slovene – Vesele Bozicne. =
Screcno Novo Leto

Spanish – Feliz =
Navidad

Swedish – God Jul and =
(Och) Ett Gott Nytt Ar

Tagalog – =
Maligayamg Pasko. Masaganang Bagong Taon

Tamil – Nathar Puthu Varuda =
Valthukkal

Thai – Sawadee Pee =
Mai

Turkish – Noeliniz Ve Yeni =
Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun

Ukrainian – =
Srozhdestvom Kristovym

Urdu – Naya =
Saal Mubarak Ho

Vietnamese – Chung =
Mung Giang Sinh

Welsh – Nadolig =
Llawen

Yugoslavian – Cestitamo =
Bozic

 

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ANSWERS =
TO YESTERDAY’S CHRISTMAS QUIZ

(correct answer to each is in =
all-caps)

 

1. The first instrument on which the carol =
"Silent Night" was played was:

(a) A harp (b) A pipe organ (c) A GUITAR (d) A =
kazoo

 

2. In Guatemala, Christmas Day is =
celebrated:

(a) On January 6 (b) =
On DECEMBER 25 (c) On October 31 (d) Never

 

3. =
Electric Christmas tree lights were first used in:

(a) 1845 (b) *1895 (c) 1909 (d) =
1936

 

4. Good King Wenceslas was king of which =
country?

(a) Abyssinia (b) England =
(c) BOHEMIA (d) Poland

 

5. =
Medieval English Christmas pantomimes did not include which =
character?

(a) ST. NICHOLAS (b) =
Bold Slasher (c) Father Christmas (d) Turkish Knight

 

6. The =
name of Scrooge’s deceased business partner in the novel "A =
Christmas Carol" was:

(a) Bob =
Cratchit (b) Nicholas Nickleby (c) Paul Dombey (d) JACOB =
MARLEY

 

7. In North America, children put stockings out at =
Christmas time. Their Dutch counterparts use:

(a) Old hats (b) Beer mugs (c) SHOES (d) Stockings, =
just like everybody else!

 

8. The =
poinsettia, a traditional Christmas flower, originally grew in which =
country?

(a) Canada (b) China (c) =
MEXICO (d) Spain

 

9. =
Which name does not belong to one of Santa’s reindeer?

(a) Comet (b) Prancer (c) Blitzen (d) =
KLINGON

 

10. In Syria, Christmas gifts are distributed =
by:

(a) The Three Kings (b) Tom =
O’Bedlam (c) ONE OF THE WISE MEN’S CAMELS (d) Father =
Christmas

 

11. One notable medieval English Christmas =
celebration featured:

(a) A GIANT =
165-POUND PIE (b) Snowball fights between rival courtiers (c) A swimming =
race across the English Channel (d) Huge crackers that sometimes =
exploded fatally.

 

12. In =
Australia, usual Boxing Day activities include:

(a) Building snowmen (b) Tobogganing (c) Wombat =
hunting (d) SURFING

 

13. In =
Sweden, a common Christmas decoration is the Julbukk, a small figurine =
of a goat. It is usually made of what material?

(a) Candy (b) STRAW (c) Fir (d) =
Fur

 

14. The real St. Nicholas lived:

(a) In Lebanon (b) On the island of Malta (c) IN =
TURKEY (d) In Holland

 

15. =
Which of the following was NOT one of the Three Kings?

(a) Gaspar (b) Balthazar (c) ARTABAN (d) =
Melchior

 

16. In Armenia, the traditional Christmas Eve meal =
consists of:

(a) FRIED FISH, =
LETTUCE & SPINACH (b) Square meat pies (c) Broiled partridges with =
gooseberry sauce (d) Turkey and plum pudding

 

17. In =
Tchaikovsky’s ballet "The Nutcracker", the Nutcracker’s main =
enemy is:

(a) A girl called Clara =
(b) THE KING OF THE MICE (c) Dr. Almond (d) Drosselmeyer the =
magician

 

18. The day after Christmas, December 26, is known =
as Boxing Day. It is also the holy day of which saint?

(a) St. Eustace (b) St. Brigit (c) St. Nicholas (d) =
ST. STEPHEN

 

19. In =
Greek legend, malicious creatures called Kallikantzaroi sometimes play =
troublesome pranks at Christmas time. To get rid of them, you =
should:

(a) Placate them with =
gifts of rice pudding (b) BURN EITHER SALT OR AN OLD SHOE (c) Sing hymns =
in a loud voice (d) Throw your sandals at them

 

20. =
When visiting Finland, Santa leaves his sleigh behind and rides =
on:

(a) Rudolph the red-nosed =
reindeer (b) A giant ptarmigan (c) A GOAT NAMED UKKO (d) A flying =
carpet

 

21. A boar’s head is a traditional Christmas dish. =
According to a popular story, the unlucky boar whose head began the =
custom in the Middle Ages was killed by:

(a) CHOKING TO DEATH ON A BOOK OF GREEK PHILOSOPHY =
(b) King Wenceslas, who speared it from horseback (c) A falling fir tree =
(d) Remorse, after goring St. Nicholas

 

22. =
When distributing gifts in Holland, St. Nicholas is accompanied =
by:

(a) His wife Lucy (b) HIS =
SERVANT, BLACK PETER (c) Thirteen elves (d) St. Stephen

 

23. At =
Christmas, it is customary to exchange kisses beneath a sprig of which =
plant?

(a) Ivy (B) Yew (c) Holly =
(d) MISTLETOE

 

24. =
Believe it or not, one Indiana town is called:

(a) Christmasville (b) Wenceslas (c) Noel (d) SANTA =
CLAUS

 

25. Who was the author of "A Christmas =
Carol"?

(a) Mark Twain (b) =
CHARLES DICKENS (c) Hans Christian Andersen (d) Sir Walter =
Scott

 

~~

Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net www.grif.net =

"Jesus Knows Me, This I =
Love!"