Martin Luther King, Jr. Day aka MLK is observed on the following days:
- MLK 2012 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) was on Monday, 16 January 2012
MLK 2013 is on Monday, 21 January 2013
- MLK 2014 is on Monday, 20 January 2014
- MLK 2015 is on Monday, 19 January 2015
- MLK 2016 is on Monday, 18 January 2016
Martin Luther King, Jr. gave is famous “I have a dream” speech on August August 28, 1963, so the year 2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of the speech. More info on the “I have a dream speach” can be found on Wikipedia.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The MLK day is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of Martin Luthor King’s birthday, January 15. Martin Luthor King was born in 1929 and died in 1968.
The floating holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, though the act predated the establishment of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by 15 years.
King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. The day was officially observed in all 50 states of the United States for the first time in the year 2000.