Holiday trivia questions take your celebrations to the next level. And it’s not just Christmas. There’s plenty of non-Christmas trivia too!
Holidays bring people together. Whether you’re singing Christmas carols by a fire or frantically seeking eggs, there’s fun for everyone. Take holiday trivia to your next party, family gathering, or outing with friends. Then, see who’s the holiday trivia champion!
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Easy All Holiday Picture Quiz
First, name the symbols and holidays in the fun picture quiz.
Fun Christmas: Winter Holiday Trivia
First, it’s the merriest time of the year! See how much you know with these Christmas trivia questions!
Pick the funniest Christmas trivia team names before you start!
10. What did the other reindeer not let Rudolph do because of his shiny red nose?
Join in any reindeer games (Find funny reindeer jokes and one-liners)
11. While many celebrate Christmas on December 25th, what other date is Christmas celebrated in other countries and traditions?
January 6th, 7th, 19th (any of these answers would be correct!)
12. What was the first elf on the shelf’s name?
Fisbee (Grab free elf on the shelf notes)
13. What was the first song played in space? (Hint: it was a Christmas song!)
14. Which classic fairy tale inspired the tradition of making gingerbread houses?
Hansel and Gretel
15. What holiday was Jingle Bells originally written for?
16. Buddy the Elf sticks to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy
corns, and __.
Related: Fun Christmas Movie Trivia
17. How much do Americans spend on gifts at Christmas time?
About $1000 (source)
18. Where was baby Jesus born?
In Bethlehem (in a manger)
19. How many gifts were given at Jesus’ birth?
20. The famous Christmas poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ actually has a different title. What is it?
A Visit from St. Nicholas
21. What country does Egg Nog come from?
England. Most historians agree. Eggnog is a descendant of the medieval British drink posset (made with wine or beer, cream, sugar, and egg).
22. How many letters are written and sent to Santa each year?
Answer: B 32,000
23. Which 12 days of Christmas song gift was on the 7th day?
Seven swans a-swimming
24. In the Polar Express, how many different roles did Tom Hanks play?
Six! In addition to the conductor, Hanks also played Hero Boy, Father, Hobo, Scrooge, and Santa Claus.
Related: 6 Fun Christmas Movie Nights
25. If you gave all the gifts in the 12 days of Christmas song, how many gifts would you end up with?
26. What are the busiest shopping days of the year? (Hint: it’s not Black Friday)
The Friday and Saturday before Christmas
27. According to the song, what do you “Deck the Halls” with?
boughs of holly
28. How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Spanish?
29. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph
Hannukah Holiday Trivia
Next, how much do you know about this Jewish holiday?
30. What month is Hannukah usually in?
31. Why is Hannukah celebrated on a different date every year?
Judaism follows a lunar calendar.
32. What is a menorah?
A candelabra with seven branches
33. Name one traditional Hannukah food.
latkes, sufganiyot, bimuelos (fried doughnut fritters)
Fried foods are traditionally eaten on Hanukkah to commemorate the miracle of the oil that kept the menorah lit for 8 days.
34. What is on each side of a dreidel?
A letter of the Hebrew alphabet (each stand for a Hebrew word)
35. What were driedels used for?
to play a Hanukkah game
36. What does Hannukah celebrate?
The holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the temple in Jerusalem.
37. How many nights does Hannukah last?
Eight nights, to commemorate how long the holy light burned.
38. When do you light your menorah each day?
Best New Year’s Trivia Questions
Happy New Year! Did you know these fun holiday facts?
39. In what year did the first Times Square New Year’s celebration begin?
40. What’s the number 1 resolution that people make?
To get healthier. (#1 lose weight, #2 eat healthier, #3 exercise more are the top 3 resolutions)
41. What famous parade takes place on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California?
The Rose Parade
42. What will eating leafy greens on New Year’s bring you, according to tradition?
43. What city drops a giant chocolate kiss on New Year’s Eve?
44. What does the popular song “Auld Lang Syne” mean in English?
Time Goes By
45. What is it custom to do when the clock strikes 12 and the year changes over?
46. Name the New Year’s Resolution that is now popular, but never used to be a goal?
47. True or False: 50% of Americans fall asleep before midnight on NYE
False. Around 30% (source)
48. What do people write on the scraps of confetti in Times Square on New Years?
Their wishes for the new year. They submit them to the Wish Wall in Times Square (or online). The wishes are then turned into the confetti that falls over the crowd.
Fun Valentine’s Day Holiday Trivia
Love is in the air! Can you answer these holiday trivia questions correctly?
49. What two items are the classic Valentine’s Day gift?
Flowers and chocolate
50. What is the #1 all-time most romantic movie according to IMDB?
51. What culturally new holiday is celebrated on February 13th to celebrate non-romantic relationships? (Hint: predominantly by women)
52. Dom Pierre Pérignon, a French monk, invented what romantic drink?
53. Which color rose signifies joy and friendship?
Answer: C. yellow
54. What U.S. city is known for its wedding chapels and Elvis impersonating officiants?
55. What is the most popular way to meet someone?
56. People get married the youngest in which U.S. state?
57. People get married the oldest in which U.S. state?
New York, Massachusetts, or Maryland can all be correct answers
58. According to myth, which two gods were the parents of Cupid?
Mercury (the winged messenger god) and Venus (the god of love)
59. In medieval times, which internal organ was thought to cause love?
60. Why was February 14th chosen as the date to celebrate Valentine’s Day?
In England and France, it was believed that birds started their mating season on February 14th.
61. True or False: Men purchase the majority of Valentine’s Day cards
False (Women purchase approx 85% of valentines)
Related: Fun Valentine’s Day Trivia Quiz
Easter Holiday Trivia Quiz
Hop on into this holiday trivia section!
62. What part of the chocolate Easter bunny do most Americans eat first?
63. Many people go to church on Easter Sunday. Why?
To celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus.
64. How is the date of Easter determined each year?
The moon. It’s the first Sunday after the full moon on or after the spring equinox.
65. What flower is considered the traditional symbol of Easter?
Lily (Also known as the Easter lily)
66. What color of jellybean is the most popular?
Red (Very Cherry)
67. Which president started the famous White House Easter Egg roll?
President Rutherford B. Hayes
68. What is the 40-day period of fasting or abstaining that leads up to Easter called?
69. What is the most popular meat to be eaten in the United States on Easter?
70. What happens when you microwave a marshmallow peep?
It expands and grows in size.
71. What are Easter baskets made to look like/represent?
A bird’s nest.
72. What is “egg blowing?”
When you “blow” an egg, you get rid of the insides. This leaves a hollow egg shell that’s still intact. (here’s how)
73. What kind of rabbit is the Easter bunny?
An arctic hare. (Based on its white fur and pagan lore)
74. What color were the first Easter eggs dyed?
Red (to symbolize Jesus’ blood)
75. What does the Easter Egg symbolize?
Fertility and rebirth
Mother’s Day Quiz With Answers
It’s Claire Dunphy!
76. What day of the week are the most babies born?
77. What is the highest number of babies that have been born at one time?
78. What day of the week are the least babies born?
79. What year was the first Mother’s Day celebrated?
80. What flower was first used as the symbol for Mother’s Day?
Related: Best Mother’s Day Trivia
Father’s Day Questions
81. What day is Father’s Day celebrated on every year?
The third Sunday of June.
82. True or False: Chromosomes from the father determine the sex of their children.
83. What is the average age of first-time fathers in America? (source)
84. Which marine animal father becomes pregnant and gives birth?
85. True or false: Fathers over the age of 40 are significantly less likely to have daughters.
False. They are less likely to have sons.
Related: Best Father’s Day Trivia
Best 4th of July Holiday Trivia
Next, light up the sky with these Independence Day holiday trivia questions.
86. What year was the Declaration of Independence signed?
July 4th, 1776
87. In what war did America defeat Great Britain, earning its independence?
88. George Lucas wrote and directed the original film, leading to the second-highest-grossing film franchise ever. And an American icon. What is it?
Star Wars (Find Star Wars trivia questions)
89. What is the smallest U.S. state?
90. What is the largest U.S. state (in land mass)?
91. Who was one of the most successful music artists of the 20th century? He is often referred to as “the King”.
92. What are the two longest rivers in the U.S.?
Mississippi and Missouri
93. What is the most popular sport in America?
Football (See: NFL football trivia)
94. What are the top 3 biggest cities in America?
New York, Los Angeles, Chicago
95. What two U.S. states share borders with eight states each (the most in the country)?
Missouri and Tennessee
96. What is the largest freshwater lake in the U.S.? (Hint: it’s the biggest of the five great lakes)
97. What is the last of the 50 states in alphabetical order?
98. Who wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer?
Mark Twain (See: Best book trivia)
99. How many stars and stripes does the American flag have?
50 stars and 13 stripes
100. What is the slowest-speaking state in the U.S.?
Louisiana (averaging 4.78 syllables per second)
101. What is the least populated state in the U.S.?
102. What is the most populated state?
103. What two states don’t observe daylight savings time?
Arizona and Hawaii
104. Who was the first and only president to resign?
Spooky Halloween Holiday Trivia
Next, answer these holiday trivia questions as you imagine a full moon on a dark and spooky night.
105. What name is also given to Halloween night?
All Hallows’ Eve
106. What is the top-selling Halloween candy in America?
107. What historical jokesters have turned into scary monsters because of movies and shows?
108. In the Harry Potter books, what spell is used to conjure a Patronus? (A protective guardian against Dementors)
Expecto Patronum (Related: Harry Potter trivia quiz)
109. What classic horror movie monster is created through an electrical experiment and has bolts in its neck?
110. What famous magician died on Halloween in 1926?
111. Where is Count Dracula’s home located?
112. “If there’s something strange/ In your neighborhood/ Who are you gonna call?”
113. What does the M&M stand for in the popular chocolate candies?
Mars and Murrie- The last names of the businessmen who developed the candy.
114. In the movie, Halloweentown, what family of witches does Marnie Piper come from?
The Cromwell Family
115. What state produces the most pumpkins in the U.S.?
116. In this popular Halloween movie, a group of kids team up to stop three witches on Halloween night.
Hocus Pocus (1993)
117. What happens when Sarah Sanderson uses her singing in the movie?
She lures children to come from all across Salem. (See more: Hocus Pocus Trivia)
118. What black-colored animal is said to bring bad luck?
119. What animal was the Snickers bar named after?
120. What might people “bob” for at Halloween parties?
121. Besides orange and black, what is a third color associated with Halloween, magic, and witchcraft?
122. What do the traditional Halloween colors of orange and black symbolize?
Harvest and death
123. What Halloween creature transforms from a human to a bat?
124. What country is considered the birthplace of Halloween?
Fun Birthday Trivia Quiz
125. What are you wearing if you are in your birthday suit?
Nothing (Because you were naked at birth)
126. What is the most popular birthday month in the United States?
127. What is the most popular birthday cake flavor in the United States?
128. What is the least common birthday in the United States?
129. What is a person born on February 29th called?
Leapers, Leaplings, or Leap Day Babies
Thanksgiving Trivia Questions
Finally, let laughter fill the room as you answer these fun Thanksgiving holiday trivia questions.
130. When is Thanksgiving celebrated in the United States?
The fourth Thursday of November.
131. What main entree is typically served at Thanksgiving tables?
132. What popular event follows Thanksgiving, marking the start of the holiday shopping season?
133. Which ship brought the Pilgrims to America in 1620?
134. What is the name of the famous parade that takes place in New York City on Thanksgiving Day?
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
135. Who were the pilgrims?
People seeking religious freedom from the Church of England.
136. What Thanksgiving film includes a dinner feast of buttered toast, pretzel sticks, popcorn, and jelly beans?
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
137. What is the most popular Thanksgiving pie?
138. What is the most popular way to eat leftover turkey?
On a sandwich
139. In 1953, Swanson misjudged the number of frozen turkeys it would see at Thanksgiving. What plan did they come up with to use this meat?
140. What is the term for the spice mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves? It’s used in many Thanksgiving and fall dishes.
141. What casserole is served with fried onions on top?
Green bean casserole
142. How many NFL games are played on Thanksgiving?
143. What U.S. company sells the most turkeys for Thanksgiving?
144. What is the bread, vegetables, and seasonings mixture placed inside a turkey?
145. Which character balloon holds the record for most appearances in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?
146. What city is famous for hosting the Macy’s Day Parade?
New York City
147. Which Christmas song typically concludes the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, signaling the holiday season’s start?
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
148. In what year did the Pilgrims and Native Americans celebrate the first Thanksgiving?
149. How many days long was the first Thanksgiving celebration?
150. Which president proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863?
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