Martin Luther King Day


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Mar·tin Luther King Day

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n.
The third Monday in January, observed in the United States in commemoration of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mar′tin Lu′ther King′ Day`


n.
the third Monday in January, a legal holiday in some states of the U.S., commemorating the birthday (Jan. 15) of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Noun1.Martin Luther King Day - observed on the Monday closest to January 15Martin Luther King Day - observed on the Monday closest to January 15
legal holiday, national holiday, public holiday - authorized by law and limiting work or official business
Jan, January - the first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice
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A high-profile concert - with performances from Bono, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder on Sunday gave way to a lower key series of community events yesterday, coinciding with Martin Luther King Day.

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