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SOLUTION TO Last Month's' CRYPTOGRAM:
"You [Scots] come of a race of men the very wind of whose name has swept to the ultimate seas."
James M Barrie
This month's quiz deals with the start of the New Year. Many places celebrate a New Year, but often at different times in the earth's path around then. Because they have different calendars, just when the new year falls on the calendar in use by the West varies. These questions all deal with New Year's events in Scotland.
1. What is the holiday that corresponds roughly to the days celebrating the start of the New Year?
2. What is the term used for the first person to be a guest to enter the house on New Year''s Day?
3. What is the song most commonly associated with this day?
4. In 1996-1997, the Guinness Book of records recognized the largest New Year's Eve party in the world (with more than 40,000 attendees) as having taken place in which Scottish City?
5. Historically presents were given out in Scotland on the first Monday of the New Year by employers to staff, parents to children or teachers to students. What was the name of the day on which his practice (now basically gone), occurred ?
ANSWERS TO Last Month's' QUIZ:1. Verdi had a fondness for Shakespeare and several of his operas deal with Shakespearean plays. Which one is set in Scotland?
Answer: Lucia Di Lammermoor
Answer: La jolie fille de Perth or The Fair Maid of Perth
Answer: Marie Stuart
Answer: The Lighthouse