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?
Answer: Labor Day
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.
Answer: St. Joseph
Saint Joseph, the husband of the Virgin Mary and surrogate father of Jesus, was made the patron saint of May Day of 1 May by the Catholic Church in 1955 due to his perceived work ethic.
Answer: Morris Dance
Morris dance is a distinctive, colorful routine performed in England during various traditional festivals, including those associated with May Day.
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.
Answer: United States
The bloody Haymarket Affair was a riot that took place in Chicago (United States) in 1886. This incident was founded in labor demonstrations.
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.
The May Day Run involves thousands of motorbikes taking the 55-mile trek from Locksbottom to Hastings.
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.
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.
Being a holiday set in the season of Spring, the pagan societies which created May Day of course used to occasion the celebrate fertility.