Happy New Year answers

January 2, 2009 in Quizzes

Here are the answers to the questions I posted in Happy New Year!

  1. Who wrote the words to Auld Lang Syne, as sung on New Year’s Eve? A> Robert Burns
  2. On what date does the Eastern Orthodox church celebrate the New Year? A> January 14
  3. Which country is the only one in which January 1 is not a public holiday, even though they officially use the Gregorian calendar? A> Israel
  4. Davor Šuker, Verne Troyer and DJ Shadow – all born on January 1, but who’s the oldest? A> Davor Šuker (1968 )
  5. True or false: 1752  was the first year that Ireland officially celebrated the New Year on January 1? A> True.  This was to prepare the way for the introduction of the Gregorian calendar, the following September.

Hope everyone had a great holiday.  Enjoy 2009!

2 responses to Happy New Year answers

  1. Davor Šuker is 196?

  2. Gosh darn it! Well spotted. I’ve corrected that now.

    Apparently, an 8 followed by a close bracket generates an automatic smily here. I’ll know for again….

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