Volume 5, Issue 3 | April 2018 ISSN: 2395-2547
 

Grey Matters


Spring Festivals
- Manas Pratim Kashyap

Ques 1:

Burning of the Böögg (a snowman made with explosives) is related to which festival?

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Ques 2:

Hanami is a festival in Japan celebrated annually to mark the blossoming of which sepcific flower?

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Ques 3:

This traditional new year festival of Thailand derives its name from Sanskrit word 'sankranta'. Name it.

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Ques 4:

Semana Santa is a festival native to which place?

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Ques 5:

The drowning of the Marzanna, a doll of straw to mark the end of winter is unique to which spring celebration?

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Ques 6:

Which event is the only of its kind celebrated with bulb flowers like hyacinths, tulips and daffodils?

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Ques 7:

This old festival named 'Whuppity Scoorie' involves children running around the town's bell, known as the Kirk, after which it is rung at 6 PM after 6 months of silence during the winter. Name the country.

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Ques 8:

This festival is celebrated every March, starts with processions to honour Saint Joseph and ends with burning satirical figures made of paper and firecrackers. Name the festival and the country. 

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Ques 9:

Which central Asian country plays the sport of goat dragging in which horsemen drag a goat carcass and attempts to score goals by placing it in the opponent's goal?

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Ques 10:

Uzbekistan's new year holiday falls on March 21 every year. What is it called?

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Manas Pratim Kashyap is pursuing B.Tech in Civil Engineering at Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar. He takes pleasure in drawing, quizzing, and cricket and is an ardent MUFC fan.
email: manaspkashyap@gmail.com