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Loyalty Day is observed on May 1 in the United States. It is a day set aside for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom. May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ...


The holiday was first celebrated in the 1930s as Americanization Day, and was intended to serve as a counterweight to May Day, which was perceived as a Communist holiday. 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Americanization Day was a holiday celebrated on May 1st in the United States starting in the 1930s. ... May Day is a name for various holidays celebrated on May 1 (or in the beginning of May). ... Communism - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ...


Loyalty Day is 'celebrated' with parades and ceremonies in communities across the United States, although many people in the United States remain unaware of it. Although a legal holiday, it is not a federal holiday. United States Marines on parade. ... A ceremony is an activity, infused with ritual significance, performed on a certain occasion. ... In the United States, a Federal holiday is a holiday for which federal workers are excused from work. ...


It was made an official holiday by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 1, 1958 under pressure from United States Senator Karl Mundt and Representative James E. Van Zandt. Dwight David Ike Eisenhower (October 14, 1890–March 28, 1969), American soldier and politician, was the 34th President of the United States (1953–1961) and supreme commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II, with the rank of General of the Army. ... Karl Earl Mundt (1900 - 1974) was a U.S. educator and a Republican United States Senator from South Dakota from 1948 to 1973. ...


See also

May Day is a name for various holidays celebrated on May 1 (or in the beginning of May). ... Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-08-20, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Holidays of the United States vary with local observance. ...

External links

  • Historical background at www.theholidayspot.com

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Loyalty Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (167 words)
It is a day set aside for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom.
The holiday was first celebrated in the 1930s as Americanization Day, and was intended to serve as a counterweight to May Day, which was perceived as a Communist holiday.
Loyalty Day is 'celebrated' with parades and ceremonies in communities across the United States, although many people in the United States remain unaware of it.
Loyalty day (411 words)
And they wanted that the loyalty of Americans to the American ideals must be asserted to prevent the growth of communism in America.
In 1932 some patriotic organizations were encouraged by the Loyalty Day concept and wanted to do something more to inspire loyalty to the nation.
So, the concept of Americanism Day came into being to be celebrated on the same day of the Loyalty Day.
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