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New Year (Grade 5)

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New Year

A new year starts on January 1 in the Julian Calendar.
  1. True
  2. False
During the medieval period in Europe, New Year's Day could happen in March, September, or December.
  1. True
  2. False
Chinese New Year is based on the first                 of the first lunar month.
  1. full moon
  2. new moon
  3. waxing moon
  4. waning moon
The use of January 1 as the start of a new year began in Rome.
  1. True
  2. False
What is the first country to celebrate New Year's Day each year?
  1. Fiji
  2. Kiribati
  3. Australia
  4. United States
American Samoa is among the last places to celebrate New Year's Day.
  1. True
  2. False
Fireworks are traditionally used to celebrate the new year only in the United States.
  1. True
  2. False
The first ball drop in Times Square was held on December 31 of what year?
  1. 1900
  2. 1907
  3. 1921
  4. 1933
Since the tradition started more than one hundred years ago, there have only been two years in which the ball was not dropped in Times Square.
  1. True
  2. False
What song is traditionally sung during the first few minutes of a new year?

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