Christmas Traditions Around the World - Multiple Choice

Each country has their own traditions regarding Christmas. Can you answer these multiple questions about some of those traditions?
These traditions are not necessarily universal to that country, but popular among many citizens.
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Last updated: December 13, 2020
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1. Christmas markets, originating in Germany, are extremely popular with the oldest market, Striezelmarkt, in the world attracting around 3 million visitors each year. But which city hosts it?
2. In Australia, people sometimes decorate their houses with a particular native plant called Ceratopetalum gummiferum. But what is the common name for this plant?
Christmas Berries
Christmas Bush
Christmas Tree
Christmas Petals
3. In Italy, one of the most important ways of celebrating Christmas is the Nativity scene. But which Italian city is world famous for its Nativity scenes?
4. In the United States, the traditional drink around Christmas time is Eggnog. But which part (or parts) of the egg are traditionally included in it?
Only the egg yolk
Both the egg white and egg yolk
The whole egg, including the shell
Only the egg white
5. In Lithuania, Christmas Eve, known as Kūčios, is more important than Christmas Day itself. The Kūčios meal normally has many different dishes included, none of which contain meat. But how many dishes are traditionally included?
6. In the United Kingdom, a traditional dessert with Christmas dinner is the Christmas pudding. This pudding originates from medieval England, and was originally known as what?
Plum pudding
Pecan pudding
Prune pudding
Plain pudding
7. In the Philippines, the Christmas season begins very early, known as the world's longest Christmas season. But when does the countdown to Christmas traditionally begin?
August 1st
October 1st
September 1st
November 1st
8. In France, foie gras is a common delicacy eaten around Christmas time. It is traditionally made from a duck or goose, but which particular organ is most commonly chosen?
9. In Mexico, a 400+ year old tradition is that of Las Posadas. This involves singing and re-enactments of parts of the Nativity, with carols and piñatas broken into at the end of each night. But what shape do these piñatas typically take?
10. In Denmark, the dessert of choice at Christmas is the Risalamande. This dish is similar to a rice pudding, however on Christmas eve a whole nut is hidden within the dessert, with a prize for the person who finds it. But what kind of nut is traditionally used?
Level 68
Dec 13, 2020
Most of these were sourced from various Wikipedia articles and sources I could find online. The traditions may not encompass a whole country, but should aim for the majority.
Level 48
Dec 14, 2020
Very good quiz!

And vive la France et le foie gras, which is absolutely delicious!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Level 74
Oct 30, 2021
Not so great for the bird, which is force-fed to make its liver suitably fatty.