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!

Hard

The Rungnado May Day Stadium, built in honor of the May Day holiday, exists in which country?

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Answer: North Korea
As the name implies, the Rungnado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, was built specifically to recognize the holiday of the same name.

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.

Easy

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

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

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

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.

Easy

Many countries do not forthrightly recognize May Day but celebrate which other holiday in its stead?

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Answer: International Workers Day
Although on the surface International Workers Day has nothing to do with ancient recognition of May Day, the former is actually founded in the latter.

Medium

The May Day Run, held annually in England, involves thousands of what?

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Answer: Motorcycles
The May Day Run involves thousands of motorbikes taking the 55-mile trek from Locksbottom to Hastings.

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

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



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