New Year Scavenger Hunt
Using the websites that follow, answer the following questions about
celebrating the New Year holiday.
Website #1: Understanding the Chinese New Year
- When is the Chinese New Year celebrated?
- How long does the celebration last?
- What happens on midnight of the eve of Chinese New Year?
- How does the Chinese New Year end?
- Click on virtual fortune cookie. What is your fortune?
Website #2: New Year's History and Customs
- The Babylonians did not celebrate New Year's on January 1. When was it?
- In order to first start the New Year at January 1, how long did Caeser have to
let the preceding year run?
- What was the early Babylonian's most popular New Year's resolution?
- When did the tradition of using a baby to signify the new year begin?
Website #3: First Night
- What is First Night?
- Where was First Night founded?
- Is First Night celebrated with alcoholic substances?
Website #4: Rosh Hashanah
- Why is an apple eaten on the Jewish New Year?
- How is fish symbolic to the Jewish New Year?
- Before Rosh Hashanah is celebrated, what is done for repentence?
- What is a shofar?
- Are shellfish considered to be kosher?
Website #5: Kaboose Quizzes
- Take the New Year's Celebrating Style quiz and write down your results.
Have a great new year!