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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May Day festivities are traditionally linked to the celebration of what?

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Answer: Fertility
More information: Being a holiday set in the season of Spring, the pagan societies which created May Day of course used to occasion the celebrate fertility.

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

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Answer: North Korea
More information: 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.

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In what year was May Day officially declared as International Workers Day?

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Answer: 1889
More information: In 1889, during the Second International, a conference organized by prominent socialists, 1 May was declared as International Workers Day.

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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
More information: Samuel Parnell (1810-1890), an immigrant from London to New Zealand, was a carpenter.

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.

VeryHard

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.

Easy

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.

Easy

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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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.



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