A Gentleman and a Rogue

Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Trivia 2011


Hello, everyone! I've got some interesting New Year's trivia to share with you. Answer all my trivia questions correctly and your name will be put in a hat for my drawing. If I pick your name, you'll receive a print copy of your choice of the following:

Destination: Berlin
Across The Fickle Winds of History
The Giving Meadow
A Christmas Collection, Stimulating
The Ethereal Gazette #12

I'll pick two winners and announce them on Monday, 3 JAN.

#1 Who established the tradition of setting New Years resolutions?

#2 Who wrote Auld Lang Syne?

#3 What year did the 1st New Year's Eve ball drop in Times Square, New York?

#4 Who established Jan 1st as the start of the New Year?

#5 Which city hosts the 1st major New Year's Eve celebration each year?

#6 What year was the Tournament of Roses Parade established?

#7 The Dutch believe that eating WHAT will bring good luck for the new year?

HINT: If you visit the HEA Blog and the Desert Breeze blog you'll find the answers to the questions.

HEA:: http://happilyeverafterauthors2.blogspot.com/
DESERT BREEZE: http://desertbreezepublishing.blogspot.com

Have a happy and prosperous new year and good luck with the trivia.
Smiles
Steph

5 comments:

  1. I don't know any of the answers, Steph, but Happy New Year.

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  2. Hi Steph, these are great questions, so interesting! I love your blog. I'm with Vivian, completely struck out lol but sending you big hugs and warm wishes for a Happy New Year!

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  3. #1 Who established the tradition of setting New Years resolutions? I ent to GOOGLE and discovered that the Babylonians actually were doing this in their time.

    #2 Who wrote Auld Lang Syne?
    Scottish Poet Robert Burns the translation actually means old long since

    #3 What year did the 1st New Year's Eve ball drop in Times Square, New York? 1907 wonder how cold it was that night lol. Hey Stephanie I looked but I wasn’t able to find that information.

    #4 Who established Jan 1st as the start of the New Year?
    Pope Gregory XIII created the Gregorian calendar aren’t we lucky we don’t celebrate Chinese New Year with each year being a different animal last year 2010 was year of the Dragon boy it was the pits for this Dragon. This year 2011 is the year of the Metal Rabbit alrighty then metal bunnies woohoo.

    #5 Which city hosts the 1st major New Year's Eve celebration each year?
    Sydney Australia gets the honors for being first after the International Date Line

    #6 What year was the Tournament of Roses Parade established? 1886

    #7 The Dutch believe that eating WHAT will bring good luck for the new year? I can’t find that one lol. Maybe tomorrow after you post the next blog?

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  4. Kathy, you are the winner! 6 out 7 isn't bad! #7 - The Dutch like to eat donuts to bring them good luck.

    Thanks everyone for popping in!
    Kathy, let me know what you'd like.
    Smiles
    Steph

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