This Spanish Easy Review vocabulary quiz will challenge you on names of holidays. Who doesn’t love the holidays? That’s almost like asking who doesn’t love chocolate? Luckily, most people would beam brightly, especially for holidays filled with chocolate! In this quiz you will learn and/or review several holidays. Many countries celebrate many different types of holidays so not all holidays are included here. However, this quiz does focus on several of the more commonly known holidays. As you will see, there are a few holidays that are spelled the same in English and in Spanish although their pronunciation may be a bit different. Also notice the order of words.
In English we would say Mother’s Day but in Spanish it is said as, day of the mother. In some cases it is appropriate to say 'the day of' so be sure to check out which days require the definite article 'the' before them.
Now let’s take a look at those holidays!
|English||Spanish||Pronounced (Phonetically) As|
|New Year’s Eve||nochevieja||nō-chāy-vē-ā-hă (Notice that the 'j' has an 'h' sound.) (Celebrated December 31st)|
|New Year’s Day||el día de año nuevo||el dē-ă dāy ă-nnō new-ā-vō (Celebrated January 1st)|
|Martin Luther King||Día de Martin Luther King||Dē-ă dāy Martin Luther King (Celebrated in January)|
|Valentine’s Day||Día de San Valentín||Dē-ă dāy Săn Văl-ā-tēēn (Celebrated February 14th)|
|St. Patrick’s Day||Día de San Patricio||Dē-ă dāy Săn Pă-trē-shē-ō (Celebrated March 17th)|
|Palm Sunday||Domingo de Ramos||Dō-ming-ō dāy Ră-mōs (Celebrated the week before Easter)|
|Good Friday||Viernes Santo||Vē-air-nĕss Săn-tō (Celebrated the Friday before Easter)|
|Easter||Pascua||Pă-skwă (Celebrated in March or April)|
|Mother’s Day||Día de la Madre||Dē-ă dāy Mă-drāy (Celebrated in May)|
|Father’s Day||Día del Padre||Dē-ă děl Pă-drāy (Celebrated in June)|
|Independence Day||Día de la Independencia||Dē-ă dāy la Ēn-dā-pĕn-dĕn-sē-ă (Celebrated July 4th in the U.S.)|
|Labor Day (U.S.)||Día del trabajo||Dē-ă dāy del tră-bă-hō (Notice that the 'j' has an 'h' sound.) (Celebrated first Monday in September)|
|Rosh Hashana (Jewish)||Rosh Hashana||(Celebrated in September)|
|Yom Kippur (Jewish)||Yom Kippur||(Celebrated in October)|
|Columbus Day (U.S.)||el Día de la Raza||el dē-ă dāy la Ră-ză (Celebrated October 12th)|
|Halloween||Halloween||Hăl-lō-wĕn (Celebrated October 31st)|
|Hanukkah (Jewish)||Hanukkah||(Celebrated in December)|
|Christmas Day||día de Navidad||dē-ă dāy Nă-vē-dărd (Celebrated on December 25th)|
Be sure to study each holiday in Spanish and then when you are ready move forward to the quiz. Ten holidays are listed in either English or Spanish and below them are four possible answers of how that holiday is translated. See if you can locate the correct holiday translation without looking back at the introduction.