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

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

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.

Hard

The Haymarket Affair, which is widely considered to be the event which led to May Day becoming the international event known as International Workers Day, occurred in which country?

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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.

Medium

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Medium

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

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Answer: Summer
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.

Hard

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

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



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