Martin Luther King Jr. Day facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBirthday of Martin Luther King Jr.
King in 1964
|Official name||Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.|
|Also called||MLK Day, King Day, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day|
|Observed by||United States|
|Date||Third Monday in January|
|2021 date||January 18|
|2022 date||January 17|
|2023 date||January 16|
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a US Federal Holiday. It commemorates civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. It is celebrated on the third Monday in January and is one of only four United States Federal holidays to honor an individual person.
President Ronald Reagan signed a bill, proposed by Representative Katie Hall of Indiana, to create a federal holiday honoring King. The holiday was observed for the first time on January 20, 1986. It is observed on the third Monday of January.
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In honor of the Martin Luther King Day of Service, President Barack Obama serves lunch in the dining room at So Others Might Eat, a soup kitchen in Washington, January 18, 2010.
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