MLK 2018 – When is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day aka MLK in the USA is observed on the following day:

  • Martin Luther King Day in 2018 will be on Monday, the 15th of January 2018. In 2018 the MLK Day will be on the actuall birthday of  Martin Luther King!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday, marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The day is observed each year on the third Monday of January, which is around the time of Martin Luther King’s actual birthday, 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 for the first time in the year 2000.

When was Martin Luther King born?

Martin Luther King was born in the year 15. Januar 1929, so 89 years ago in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Previous Dates for Martin Luther King Day

  • MLK day 2016 was on Monday, 18 January 2016
  • MLK day 2014 was on Monday, 20 January 2014
  • MLK day 2013 was on Monday, 21 January 2013