Brain X Factor
Trivia: US Holidays

Trivia: US Holidays

Who wrote the classic Christmas carol Feliz Navidad?

Jose Feliciano

What the name for Halloween pumpkins?


What is the name of the day after Thanksgiving?

Black Friday

Deep-fried latkes are typically eaten around which Jewish holiday?


Which US state raises the most turkeys?


What is the French word for Christmas?


Which shape do you fold a United States flag?

Triangular shape

What is the name a trifoliate plant which is also a national symbol of Ireland?


How many candles are on the Menorah?


Which star guided the wise men?

The star of Bethlehem

Who was the first US president to let a Turkey go on Thanksgiving?

John F. Kennedy in 1963 spared the Turkey and sent it back to the farm

How many stars are on the US flag?

50 representing 50 states

What is Hanukkah the festival of?


How many states grow Christmas trees in America?

All 50 states

Which US city was St. Patricks Day first celebrated?

New York

Which is the Y-shaped bone that two people should break on Thanksgiving?

The wishbone

Which department store is famous for organizing the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City?


What is the name of Thanksgivings traditional pie?

Pumpkin Pie

What is March 17th actual meaning?

Death date of St. Patrick

What are the three colors of Kwanzaa?

Black, Green, and Red

Which country are Poinsettias from?


Which state produces the most pumpkins every year?


How many principles are there for Kwanzaa?

Seven (1. Umoja (oo-MOE-jah) Unity, 2. Kujichagulia (koo-jee-cha-goo-LEE-ah) Self-determination, 3. Ujima (oo-JEE-mah) Collective Work and Responsibility, 4. Ujamaa (oo-JAH-mah), 5. Nia (nee-AH) Purpose, 6. Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah) Creativity, 7. Imani (ee-MAH-nee) Faith)

On the roof of which building does the time ball drop on New Years Eve in Times Square?

One Times Square

Can you start singing the National Anthem Star Spangled Banner?

Oh, say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
Over the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh say, does that star spangled banner yet wave.
Over the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Which color is Rudolphs nose?


What does the word Hanukkah mean?


What holiday is celebrated on Third Monday of every January?

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Who was Leprechaun?

A Shoemaker

What was the first song ever played in Space?

Jingle Bells December 16th, 1965, while playing harmonica and using bells

Which US president chose the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day?

Abraham Lincoln

Who was the first US president to celebrate Hanukkah in the White House?

Harry Truman

What will probably happen to you if you don’t wear green on St. Patrick’s Day?

Get pinched

At which city was the Declaration of Independence was signed?

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Why do we trick or treat on Halloween?

Trick or treating is thought to have started as a way for homeowners to reward pranksters for not vandalizing their home or soaping their windows on Halloween.

What does a shamrock represent?

The Holy Trinity: Father, Son, Holy Ghost 

Fourth of July was declared as a holiday in this year?

1938 It then became Federally paid holiday

In what location it is said that leprechauns bury their pot of gold?

At the end of a rainbow

What is St. Patrick mostly known for?

 Driving the snakes out of Ireland 

Which country gave United States the Statue of Liberty?


Are pumpkins a fruit or vegetable?


What holiday commemorates the date on which enslaved people finally received the news they were free in Galveston, Texas?

Juneteeth June 19th, 1865

What holiday is celebrated to honor the commitment of members of Americas military services and honor those who lost their lives while defending their country?

Memorial Day

Which (3) presidents died on 4th of July?

Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and James Monroe

Why do people carve jack-o-lanterns?

Because of the tradition comes from the tale of “Stingy Jack,” a man who cheated the devil and was sentenced to carry a glowing ember in a hollowed-out turnip for eternity

How many stripes are on the US Flag?

13 represents 13 original colonies

What holiday is celebrated every September on the first Monday of the month?

Labor Day honor and recognize American workers