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?
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.
The May Day Run involves thousands of motorbikes taking the 55-mile trek from Locksbottom to Hastings.
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.
Communists take May Day very seriously, which is why the holiday is so popular in places like Russia, China and North Korea.
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.
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.
In 1889, during the Second International, a conference organized by prominent socialists, 1 May was declared as International Workers Day.
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.
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.
Answer: Morris Dance
Morris dance is a distinctive, colorful routine performed in England during various traditional festivals, including those associated with May Day.