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British Festivals

To test your knowledge of the many festivals held in Britain 12 Questions.

 
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1

The custom of wassailing traditionally takes place around which time?

  • 31st December
  • 17th January
  • 5th January

2

Wassailers encourage a good harvest by singing to...

  • potatoes
  • barley
  • trees

3

Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent. The actual dates varies, but this year it fell on...

  • 28th February
  • 9th March
  • 16th February

4

On 1st May, choristers sing at the top of Magdalen Tower, which is in...

  • Cambridge
  • Oxford
  • York

5

'May Morning on Magdalen Tower' is a painting by which artist?

  • John Everett Millais
  • William Holman Hunt
  • John Singer Sargent

6

May Day events include morris dancing. Which style comes from the counties of Shropshire and Herefordshire?

  • Northwest
  • Cotswold
  • Border

7

The Braemar Gathering is held on which day?

  • Last day of October
  • First Saturday of September
  • New Year's Eve

8

Tar barrel rolling in Ottery Saint Mary takes place on which date?

  • 5th November
  • 1st May
  • 21st June

9

This year's National Eisteddfod of Wales was held from 31st July to 7th August. Whereabouts?

  • Caernarfon
  • Swansea
  • Blaenau Gwent & the Heads of the Valleys

10

Bonfire Night on 5th November commemorates the gunpowder plot. Which King were they trying to do away with?

  • George III
  • Charles II
  • James I

11

Which year was that?

  • 1784
  • 1566
  • 1605

12

And finally, in Scotland, there are TWO days off, following which festival?

  • Whitsun
  • Hogmanay
  • St. Andrew's Day

 

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