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?

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International Workers Day is a very-important holiday to which political party?

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Answer: Communist
More information: Communists take May Day very seriously, which is why the holiday is so popular in places like Russia, China and North Korea.

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What type of dancing is usually performed in conjunction with May Day celebrations in England?

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Answer: Morris Dance
More information: Morris dance is a distinctive, colorful routine performed in England during various traditional festivals, including those associated with May Day.

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

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Answer: Kenya
More information: 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.

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

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Answer: Hawaii
More information: 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.

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Instead of International Workers Day (May Day), in the United States and Canada, which holiday is celebrated?

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Answer: Labor Day
More information: In contrast to May Day, in the United States and Canada Labor Day, is observed in September, though it is still common for these countries to experience labor protests on 1 May.

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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
More information: 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.

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In pre-Christian Europe, 1 May was considered the first day of which season?

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Answer: Summer
More information: Old World European cultures considered 1 May the first day of summer and the official end of winter, thus adding more significance to the holiday.

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On what calendar day is May Day actually celebrated?

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Answer: May 1
More information: May Day, in its various incarnations, is usually held around the world on May 1st.

VeryHard

May Day was banned in England during which century?

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Answer: 17th Century
More information: For a few years in the mid 17th Century, the church abolished May Day due to its revelrous nature until it was reinstated by King Charles II.

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A piece of wood decorated in commemoration of May Day is known as what?

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Answer: Maypole
More information: A maypole, which is traditionally made of birchwood, is a standard feature at traditional May Day festivals, highlighted by fair maidens dancing around it.



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