National Anthony Day for the year 2024 is celebrated/observed on Friday, May 12th. There are until the next observance.

Every year on May 12, National Anthony Day is observed. It’s a day to celebrate persons called Anthony, the English version of Antonius, a Roman family name of Etruscan origin that reputedly means “priceless one.” The most famous member of the Antonius family was Marcus Antonius, who controlled the Roman Empire with Augustus in the first century B.C. After Saint Anthony the Great and Saint Anthony of Padua, the patron saints of Portugal, the name became popular in the Christian world in the fourth century. It can also be written as Antony, Antoine, Anton, Antonio, and the female version, Anthonia.

📆 When is National Anthony Day?

This year, National Anthony Day is on May 12th. It is the 2nd Friday in May; in 2024, it is on Sunday.

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📜 History of National Anthony Day

According to data from the United States Social Security Administration (S.S.A.) spanning 100 years, Anthony is used as a first name 94% of the time, and there are around 305.4 persons called Anthony for every 100,000 Americans. 75.9% are White, 10.1% are Black, 9.8% are Hispanic, 2.3% are Asian or Pacific Islander, 1.4% are mixed race, and 0.5% are American Indians or Alaska Natives. Other spellings of the name get different results. Antonio, for example, would be more prominent in the Hispanic race than others.

In the United States, roughly 115,507 Anthonys live in New York, but you are more likely to meet one in New Jersey, where there are approximately 663.37 Anthonys for every 100,000 persons.

☑️ National Anthony Day facts

He served in the British Military
Hopkins spent two years in the British Army before embarking on his acting career.

He turned down Bond villain roles
He is said to have turned down the part of villain in the “James Bond” franchise.

He has an excellent memory
For his part as Quincy Adams in the film “Amistad,” Hopkins learned a seven-page trial address and delivered it flawlessly in one take.

Things to do on National Anthony Day

Say a prayer for them
Say a prayer for someone called Anthony. request that they remain happy and safe.

Read about famous Anthonys
There have been many Anthonys who have made their imprint on history. Look up a list of them on the internet and read about their contributions to society.

Tell your friends
Inform all of your acquaintances, whether or not they have the surname Anthony, about National Anthony Day! Get together with your friends to honor the Anthonys.

📅 National Anthony Day Observances

YEAR DATE DAY
2023 May 12 Friday
2024 May 12 Sunday
2025 May 12 Monday
2026 May 12 Tuesday
2027 May 12 Wednesday

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