Being a holiday set in the season of Spring, the pagan societies which created May Day of course used to occasion the celebrate fertility.
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.
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: Lily of the Valley
In France, it is very common for people to gift friends, acquaintances, and family members Lilies of the Valley on May Day. This tradition was founded by King Charles IX of France, due to himself receiving one as a gift on 1 May 1561.
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.
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.
Answer: May Queen
Popular May Day celebrations in places like London and Derbyshire feature the crowning of a May Queen, a tradition that has persisted for over a century.
Under French law, work stops, yet workers are still paid, on May Day.
Answer: Dwight Eisenhower
In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969) made Loyalty Day an official holiday, and since then, it has been recognized as such through official proclamation by every US President.
Communists take May Day very seriously, which is why the holiday is so popular in places like Russia, China and North Korea.