Quiz on Wedding Traditions around the World

Trivia questions about wedding traditions from around the world:

What is the traditional Finnish wedding ritual?
(a) Jumping over a broomstick
(b) Exchanging rings
(c) Planting a tree
(d) Cutting a cake

Answer. (c)

What type of cake is often used in weddings?
(a) Chocolate cake
(b) Sponge cake
(c) Red velvet cake
(d) Carrot cake

Answer. (b)

In France, what is the traditional way to end a wedding reception?
(a) With a fireworks display
(b) With a late-night snack
(c) With a traditional French song
(d) With a sparkler send-off

Answer. (b)

In Germany, what is the traditional way of announcing the wedding date?
(a) With a newspaper advertisement
(b) With an invitation card
(c) With a social media post
(d) By word of mouth

Answer. (a)

What is the traditional Japanese wedding reception called?
(a) Hanami
(b) Matsuri
(c) Sake
(d) Banquet

Answer. (d)

What type of bouquet is commonly used in Australian weddings?
(a) Rose bouquet
(b) Orchid bouquet
(c) Lily bouquet
(d) Native flower bouquet

Answer. (d)

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What is the traditional flower for a wedding in the UK?
(a) Roses
(b) Daffodils
(c) Peonies
(d) Lilies

Answer. (a)

In which state is it legal to marry a cousin in the USA?
(a) California
(b) Florida
(c) Texas

Answer. (d)

What is the traditional French wedding procession called?
(a) La Procession
(b) Le Cortège
(c) La Marche Nuptiale
(d) Le Défilé

Answer. (b)

What is the traditional German wedding beverage?
(a) Beer
(b) Wine
(c) Champagne
(d) Schnapps

Answer. (a)

What is the name of the traditional Chinese wedding dress?
(a) Cheongsam
(b) Kimono
(c) Hanbok
(d) Sari

Answer. (a)

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What is a traditional wedding gift given to a couple in Australia?
(a) Cash or gift card
(b) Household appliances
(c) Personalized favors
(d) Honeymoon package

Answer. (a)

What is the Finnish tradition of the “Wedding Sauna”?
(a) The couple takes a bath together before the ceremony
(b) The guests visits a public sauna the night before the wedding
(c) The couple takes a sauna bath together after the ceremony
(d) The couple’s families take a sauna bath together

Answer. (b)

What is the traditional attire for a British groom?
(a) Tuxedo
(b) Morning coat
(c) Three-piece suit
(d) Dinner jacket

Answer. (b)

What is a traditional wedding-ring metal in Australia?
(a) Gold
(b) Silver
(c) Platinum
(d) Titanium

Answer. (a)

In Germany, what is the traditional way of celebrating the end of the wedding reception?
(a) With a fireworks display
(b) With a midnight snack
(c) With a farewell dance
(d) With a group photo

Answer. (b)

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Which of the following is NOT a typical wedding gift in the USA?
(a) Cash
(b) Kitchen appliances
(c) Gift cards
(d) Pets

Answer. (d)

In China, what is the significance of the groom arriving at the bride’s house?
(a) It symbolizes the groom’s commitment to the bride’s family
(b) It represents the groom’s financial status
(c) It signifies the groom’s willingness to work hard for the family
(d) It is just a tradition without any particular significance

Answer. (a)

What do Finnish guests traditionally throw at the bride and groom as they leave the ceremony?
(a) Rice
(b) Flower petals
(c) Coins
(d) Candy

Answer. (c)

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What is the most popular month for weddings in the USA?
(a) May
(b) June
(c) July
(d) August

Answer. (b)

Who traditionally walks the bride down the aisle in England?
(a) Her father
(b) Her mother
(c) Her brother
(d) Her best friend

Answer. (a)

What is the traditional French wedding vow?
(a) “Je t’aime”
(b) “À la vie, à la mort”
(c) “Je le veux”
(d) “Pour toujours et à jamais”

Answer. (c)

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In China, what is the significance of the bride’s red veil?
(a) It is a symbol of the bride’s beauty and purity
(b) It represents the bride’s willingness to marry the groom
(c) It is a way to hide the bride’s face from evil spirits
(d) It has no particular significance

Answer. (c)

In traditional Japanese weddings, what type of garment is worn by the bride?
(a) Kimono
(b) Cheongsam
(c) Sari
(d) Kilt

Answer. ((a)

What is the significance of the Finnish wedding crown?
(a) It represents the groom’s purity
(b) It signifies the bride’s purity
(c) It symbolizes the couple’s union
(d) It brings good luck to the marriage

Answer. (d)

What is the traditional German wedding cake called?
(a) Bienenstich
(b) Baumkuchen
(c) Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte
(d) Stollen

Answer. (b)

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In Chinese weddings, what is the significance of the bride and groom drinking from a cup tied together with a red string?
(a) It represents the unity of the couple
(b) It symbolizes the bond between the bride and groom
(c) It signifies the beginning of their life together
(d) All of the above

Answer. (d)

What is the traditional order of events at a wedding-reception in the USA?
(a) Dinner, speeches, dancing
(b) Dancing, speeches, dinner
(c) Speeches, dinner, dancing
(d) Dancing, dinner, speeches

Answer. (a)

In Japan, what is the significance of the “san-san-kudo” ceremony during?
(a) It symbolizes the couple’s unity
(b) It represents the couple’s commitment to each other
(c) It signifies the couple’s gratitude to their parents
(d) It’s a ritual for asking the gods for blessings

Answer. (a)

What is the traditional color for the groom’s attire in the UK?
(a) Black
(b) Grey
(c) Navy
(d) Brown

Answer. (b)

What is the traditional pre-wedding event in Germany?
(a) Bridal shower
(b) Bachelor party
(c) Polterabend
(d) Rehearsal dinner

Answer. (c)

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What do Finnish brides traditionally carry in their purses on their wedding day?
(a) A mirror and a comb
(b) A lucky penny
(c) A love letter from their groom
(d) A horseshoe for good luck

Answer. (a)

In France, what is the significance of the groom carrying his bride over the threshold?
(a) It is a sign of good luck
(b) It is a way to show strength and masculinity
(c) It is a traditional custom that all grooms follow
(d) None of the above

Answer. (a)

What is the typical length of a wedding ceremony in the USA?
(a) 30 minutes
(b) 1 hour
(c) 2 hours
(d) It varies depending on the couple’s preference

Answer. (d)

In Japan, what do guests usually give as a wedding gift?
(a) Money in an envelope
(b) Flowers
(c) Jewelry
(d) Artwork

Answer. (a)

What do German guests typically do after the wedding ceremony?
(a) Go to the reception
(b) Join the couple for a walk around the city
(c) Play games at the church
(d) Attend a formal dinner

Answer. (b)

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What is the traditional wedding favor in the UK?
(a) A small bag of sweets
(b) A miniature bottle of alcohol
(c) A box of chocolates
(d) A personalized keychain

Answer. (c)

Who traditionally pays for the wedding in Finland?
(a) The bride’s family
(b) The groom’s family
(c) The couple splits the cost
(d) The government

Answer. (c)

In France, what is the traditional gift that guests give to the newlyweds?
(a) Money
(b) A personal item
(c) A candle
(d) A plant

Answer. (a)

What is the traditional German wedding dress called?
(a) Dirndl
(b) Lederhosen
(c) Tracht
(d) Schuhplattler

Answer. (a)

What is the traditional flower used for weddings in the USA?
(a) Daffodils
(b) Roses
(c) Sunflowers
(d) Daisies

Answer. (b)

In Japan, what is the traditional wedding month?
(a) January
(b) April
(c) June
(d) November

Answer. (c)

What is the Finnish wedding tradition of “The Stealing of the Bride”?
(a) The groom’s friends kidnap the bride and demand a ransom
(b) The bride and groom steal a kiss during the ceremony
(c) The bride’s family steals the groom’s shoes and demands money for their return
(d) The couple steals away from the reception for a private moment

Answer. (a)

What is the traditional French wedding toast?
(a) À la vôtre!
(b) À votre santé!
(c) Cheers!
(d) Bottoms up!

Answer. (b)

In Germany, what is the traditional gift from the groom to the bride before the wedding?
(a) A bouquet of flowers
(b) A piece of jewelry
(c) A love letter
(d) A pair of shoes

Answer. (d)

In a Japanese wedding ceremony, what is the role of the “nakodo”?
(a) The best man
(b) The planner
(c) The matchmaker
(d) The officiant

Answer. (c)

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