May Day Trivia and Answers

May day is a day celebrated by most of the nations in the world. But not all of them celebrate the same thing. And not in the same way. And they didn't always celebrate what they celebrate now. But how much fun trivia associated with this special day do you know?

Challenge yourself with a May Day Trivia Quiz!

VeryHard

In what year was May Day officially declared as International Workers Day?

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Answer: 1889
In 1889, during the Second International, a conference organized by prominent socialists, 1 May was declared as International Workers Day.

Medium

Antarrashtriya Shramik Diwas is how May Day is referred to in which country?

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Answer: India
In India, May Day in its various incarnations is referred to as Antarrashtriya Shramik Diwas, though it may be called other names in different parts of the country

Hard

What is the first country credited for instituting an 8-hour work day?

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Answer: New Zealand
New Zealand is credited with being the first country to actually institute the 8-hour work day thanks to the efforts of the legendary Samuel Parnell, who believed only a third of the day should be dedicated to labor. However, back then, these standards were restricted only to skilled workers, with Uruguay being the first nation to bring about a universal 8-hour work day for all laborers in 1915.

Medium

Traditional May Day celebrations in Germany and surrounding nations was tied-in with the recognition of which saint?

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Answer: Saint Walpurgis
Large parts of Central and Northern Europe celebrated Walpurgis Night in acknowledgement of the saint of the same name who was canonized on 1 May, 870.

Medium

Which labor standard were the striking workers out to achieve which eventually led to the Haymarket Affair?

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Answer: 8-Hour Work Day
The strike which eventually led to the Haymarket Affair was based on workers' demand for an 8-hour work day instead of the 12-hour standard of those times. This is why labor unions around the world have such a high regard for International Workers Day.

Medium

Samuel Duncan Parnell, the one individual most-credited for bringing about the standard of the 8-hour work day, was what by profession?

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Answer: Carpenter
Samuel Parnell (1810-1890), an immigrant from London to New Zealand, was a carpenter.

Medium

Lei Day is a special May Day celebration held in which of America's states?

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Answer: Hawaii
There is perhaps no part of the United States which celebrates May Day as colorfully as Hawaii, since 1 May also serves as Lei Day when the culture of all of the different Hawaiian islands are recognized.

VeryHard

In England, there is the modern May Day tradition of jumping off the Magdalen Bridge into the waters below. Where is this bridge located?

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Answer: Oxford
in recent years authorities have closed the Magdalen Bridge in Oxford to prevent people from jumping into the shallow River Cherwell below on May Day, but some still do so and sometimes suffer serious injuries as a result.

VeryHard

Which African country normally raises its minimum wage on May Day?

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Answer: Kenya
Kenya is known for raising its minimum wage annually on May Day (which they refer to as Labor Day), sometimes to the chagrin of employers.

Medium

May Day is not considered a public holiday in England unless it falls on which day of the week?

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Answer: Monday
In order for everyone to get May Day off in England, May 1st would have to be on a Monday.



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