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1 In this Euro­pean coun­try, it is a tra­di­tion for peo­ple to wear red un­der­wear on New Year’s Day for good luck in the com­ing year. 2 Which an­cient cul­ture gave eggs as New Year’s gifts to sym­bol­ise pro­duc­tiv­ity?

3 A typ­i­cal 750ml bot­tle of Cham­pagne has around 49 mil­lion bub­bles, with 30 ad­di­tional bub­bles cre­ated each sec­ond. True or false?

4 In Spain, it is cus­tom­ary to eat 12 _______ at the stroke of mid­night on New Year’s Eve.

5 This ma­roon-coloured veg­etable is be­lieved to be a great hang­over cure. 6 In Brazil and Italy, eat­ing lentils on New Year’s Day is meant to sym­bol­ise… 7 In Ja­panese house­holds, fam­i­lies eat _______ at mid­night on New Year’s Eve to bid farewell to the year gone by and to wel­come the year to come. 8 Ac­cord­ing to the Chi­nese cal­en­dar, 2019 will be the Year of the _______ ? 9 In Turkey, this fruit is con­sid­ered lucky to eat on New Year’s Eve.

10 What was the name the An­glo-Sax­ons called Jan­uary, due to it be­ing the month that hun­gry wolves scav­enged at peo­ple’s doors?

11 What is the term used in ref­er­ence to Cham­pagne made ex­clu­sively from chardon­nay grapes?

12 Which late US pres­i­dent said: “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen”?

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