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The answer to our final #Christmas question was c) radishes!

In the 18th century, two friars came across a field full of overgrown radishes. The size and shapes of the vegetables bought a smile to the friars’ faces, so they decided to take them to their local Christmas market on Decem...

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QUESTION 14: In Oaxaca, #Mexico, what’s celebrated every year on December 23rd?

a) Poets
b) Goldfish
c) Radishes

(Photo from Felicity Rainnie.)

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The answer to yesterday's question was a) Germany, 1610.

Tinsel was invented in Nuremberg and was originally made from fine strands of real silver. However, as silver tarnishes, people found they were spending a considerable amount of time polishing their tinsel. Over the years. the m...

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The answer to yesterday's question was c) a shoe.

Apparently, in the #CzechRepublic, if an unmarried woman throws a shoe over her shoulder towards the front door at #Christmas time, the way it lands will predict whether she’ll get married in the new year. If the front faces the do...

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QUESTION 12: In the #CzechRepublic, women are said to throw what over their shoulder to foretell what at #Christmas time?

a) A bun, to see if they’ll become pregnant in the coming year

b) A bottle of vodka, to see if the next year will be successful

c) A shoe, t...

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The answer to yesterday's question was b) a pooping boy!

El caganer, as he is known, is often added to nativity scenes in the Catalonian region of #Spain. There’s no clear reason why but it’s thought to be something to do with symbolically fertilising the earth. The tradition of add...

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QUESTION 11: In #Spain, what unusual character is added to nativity scenes?

a) A peeing panda
b) A pooping boy
c) A puking cow

(Photo from José Manuel Armengod.)

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The answer to yesterday's question was c) a witch.

On the 5th January every year, a witch called Befana leaves children sweets and presents - or coal if they’ve been bad - in their stockings. Sound familiar? But why a witch? Legend has it that Befana was once an ordinary woman with a ...
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