Loyalty DayLoyalty 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. It was first celebrated in the 1920s
, and was intended to serve as a counterweight to May Day
which was seen as a communist
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 such that workers would receive time off.
See also: May Day, Labour Day