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Quiz: Which of these strange Christmas traditions are real?

Which of these traditions – from South Africa, Estonia, Norway and Australia – are real.

Image: Shutterstock/Ruslan Lytvyn

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS IN Ireland include starting your Christmas shop on the 8 December, hanging up stockings by the fireplace and placing a lit red candle in the window on Christmas Eve.

But how well do you know the way other countries celebrate Christmas?

This quiz here is a quick way to find out.

In South Africa, people have a traditional Christmas morning fry - of insects.
True
False
In Norway, all the brooms in a house are hidden, based on a superstition that witches would play with them.
True
False
In Italy, Befana the witch delivers the presents to children who have been good.
True
False
In India, Christmas is celebrated by hanging lanterns in homes and lighting candles in windows.
True
False
In Israel, Christmas is celebrated by eating dairy foods fried in oil.
True
False
In Brazil, it's common to get twice your monthly pay as a Christmas-time bonus.
True
False
In Estonia, families have a sauna together on Christmas Eve.
True
False
As Santa can't fly into the UK due to permission complications caused by Brexit, Robin Hood delivers the presents to children instead.
True
False
In Russia, little ornaments of Russian President Vladimir Putin are put on top of the Christmas tree instead of an angel.
True
False
In Kenya, Santa doesn't travel by reindeer - instead Land Rovers, camels or bikes are used.
True
False
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
Congrats, you're Santa!
You're all about tradition.
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You scored out of !
Wooo, you're Jack Frost.
A little bit grumpy, but you're there every year all the same.
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You scored out of !
You're the Grinch.
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