National Loyalty Day - May 1
Wed, May 1, 2024

National Loyalty Day

National Loyalty Day is an American holiday that calls for loyalty to one’s country. Love for the nation is a fundamental factor in the unity of society. It allows the government to be confident in its future because it is supported by its citizens. Such support is invaluable. It is celebrated annually on May 1.


The history of National Loyalty Day began in 1921, when our country was actively fighting against supporters of left-wing extremism. It was intended to support native American interests. Also, the initiative to celebrate it was to protest against May Day, which was gaining momentum around the world.

In 1955 National Loyalty Day became official. The government took this step because communist views were actively promoted in the country, and it was necessary to fight them. Otherwise, mass protests aimed at changing the government and the vector of the general policy conducted in the U.S. could occur. Three years later, the holiday was supported by President D. D. Eisenhower himself. He understood that a strong society, rendering feasible support to the state on its part, is the foundation of the country’s existence, its strong pillar, which cannot be deprived of.

Interesting facts

  • The main purpose of the holiday is to awaken patriotic feelings among U.S. citizens.
  • In addition to various festivals, events, one of the main traditions of this day is the raising of the U.S. flag over all government buildings.

How to celebrate

Take part in the various festivities on the day. Learn more about the country’s history by visiting museums or watching documentaries about America’s beginnings.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Let more people join in the celebration.

When is National Loyalty Day celebrated in 2024?

National Loyalty Day is observed on May 1 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday May 1 2024
Thursday May 1 2025

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