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Christmas test Once you sit here and collect at the last moment of Jesus Losík - do you know about Christmas time and all habits? Do editorial mail came this e-mail with a test .. our knowledge, admittedly, had a slight gap. And what about yours? Test yourself and show off .. :)

1) What is the Latin word Advent?
2) Why is the Feast of Saint. Barbara wore to building a twig of a fruit tree?
3) Why was believed that the housekeeper can not get up from the Christmas table?
4) Why was previously gave the building the windows candles?
5) What deeds had sv. Nicholas reputation for their kindness?
6) The country of origin of the custom sprigs of mistletoe hanging in the room?
7) What times are preserved to this day faith, originally the old pagan rituals, the golden pig, magic mistletoe, burning purpura and ceremonial preparation of bread?
8) What natural events actually lies the essence of ancient Christmas celebrations?
9) What consisted of traditional Czech Christmas dish music?
10) What was the main component Pučálka - favorite meal from pagan times?
11) Why do they say old Czech Christmas meal black Cuba?
12) With which domestic activities were associated white-robed beings obchůzkové Lucie?
13) What is called a small portable crib with which children circumvent buildings?
14) What event symbolizes day 28. 12. called Massacre of the Innocents?
15) When and where in Prague reportedly first appeared decorated Christmas tree?
16) What is myrrh, which brought three kings Santa Claus?
17) In which city is linked to the fate of Jakub Jan Ryba, Czech Christmas Mass author?
18) In which country brings presents dwarf grandfather Jultombe along with dwarfish Julnissar?
19) What was formerly known as Caltech, štědrovka or huska?

Christmas test - Answers

1) What is the Latin word Advent?
- The arrival
2) Why is the Feast of Saint. Barbara wore to building a twig of a fruit tree?

- That the girls vyvěštila whether to get married next year - depending on whether twig blossoming

3) Why was believed that the housekeeper can not get up from the Christmas table?
- Hens because they would not sit on the eggs. Most Christmas traditions and superstitions related to economy - animals, lands, fruit trees, weather ... - people have tried all sorts of actions to ensure the health and abundance into the next year.
4) Why was previously gave the building the windows candles?

- To hit back at the table souls of dead ancestors, even for them stretched out to the table

5) What deeds had sv. Nicholas reputation for their kindness?
- Their money bought three daughters, one buyer from brothel
6) The country of origin of the custom sprigs of mistletoe hanging in the room?

- England - many families still believe in the magic power and rarely miss Christmas hanging twig. The more white berries of mistletoe has, the more happiness to you said in the new year ahead. To dreams of mistletoe are also a number of interpretations ...
7) What times are preserved to this day faith, originally the old pagan rituals, the golden pig, magic mistletoe, burning purpura and ceremonial preparation of bread?
- From the time of the Celts
8) What natural events actually lies the essence of ancient Christmas celebrations?

- In midwinter - it symbolizes light and flickering candles
9) What consisted of traditional Czech Christmas dish music?
- From pieces of dried plums, apples, pears and apricots, which Rozvařilů and spiced, sieved through a canvas, joined tablespoons plum jam, raisins, walnuts and grated ginger bread ... everything simmered and music was served hot on wooden trays. Even at the beginning of the 20th century did not lack on any Christmas Eve table.
10) What was the main component Pučálka - favorite meal from pagan times?

- Games - had swelled to 2-3 days to germinate - bud, then opražil to grease or dry and served with sweetened with honey or sugar salted and peppered. At Christmas and Easter (Easter Pražmo) sold Pučálka in Prague Kotcích so. Pučálnice baby.

11) Why do they say old Czech Christmas meal black Cuba?
- By mushrooms blueprint, which are added to Cuba and browns food to black

12) With which domestic activities were associated white-robed beings obchůzkové Lucie?

- Spinning flax - on the day of the tour was not allowed to spin thread, disobedient housewives Lucie ripped napředené threads around the room
13) What is called a small portable crib with which children circumvent buildings?

- Cabinet
14) What event symbolizes day 28. 12. called Massacre of the Innocents?

- Little boys under the age of two years slain at Herod's command in Jerusalem, who were the first victims of the Christian faith. Herod, King of the Jews, was one of the bloodiest and nejbezohlednějším figures in world history. Known Bethlehem Chapel in Prague was dedicated just Mláďátkům Bethlehem.
15) When and where in Prague reportedly first appeared decorated Christmas tree?

- 1812, to be directed by Leibicha Liben
16) What is myrrh, which brought three kings Santa Claus?

- Dried fragrant myrrh resin
17) In which city is linked to the fate of Jakub Jan Ryba, Czech Christmas Mass author?

- Rožmitál pod Třemšínem. Jakub Jan Ryba lived from 1765 - 1815. Mass Ryba is similar to the crib games ported to the structure of the Mass, set in the environment of the Czech countryside - and more - in Czech language! Soon after its formation was met with great acclaim and became a symbol of Czech Christmas. Rybův life was the antithesis of this joyous and beautiful songs - a lifetime hinted on a misunderstanding of the nobility in his teaching job, he had long disputes with the local priest. He was also tortured by a cruel disease. That fateful day was probably inevitable ... could not resist the words of his favorite Seneca: well I die, I die happy ... and on the edge of a forest near Rožmitálu your wrists. That left him seven children and wife Anna.
18) In which country brings presents dwarf grandfather Jultombe along with dwarfish Julnissar?

- In Sweden. Sometimes, however, at each Christmas elf takes the form of a goat, the legend of Stingy old goat who refused to donate to Santa Claus hair on a warm blanket. Christmas celebrations in Sweden are living light, electric bulb is not used in every household burns a lot of candles.
19) What was formerly known as Caltech, štědrovka or huska?

- Vánočce - Christmas cakes are among the oldest Czech ceremonial bread, gave it a piece of cattle, another piece tossed into the well to have water doboru a bit i had to get a good servant but a bad master - fire.


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