Martin Luther King Day

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Mar·tin Luther King Day

The third Monday in January, observed in the United States in commemoration of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Mar′tin Lu′ther King′ Day`

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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Visit the Martin Luther King Day of Service page at
This event is the congregations annual observance of Martin Luther King Day and the birthday of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, a close associate and fellow freedom marcher with King.
The dividend will be paid on 16 January 2018, due to the previous day being Martin Luther King Day and all banks being closed.
'The PSEi fell flat after being up most of the day as investors were waiting for the biggest market in the US to resume due to the extended holiday (Martin Luther King Day).
Martin Luther King Day, falling around his birthday, January 15, has been observed across America since 1986.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has caused controversy on Twitter after posting a message for Martin Luther King day. The tweet included a photo of King alongside a comment which suggested that King was pro-Israel, with the IDF adding "Happy MLK."
Martin Luther King Day provided me, yet again, with an opportunity to help students understand King's life and contributions.
Petty said Saturday that some DPW crews have even been working out straight since Martin Luther King Day because of the recent snowstorms.
It was all for a good cause as students joined locals in celebrating Martin Luther King Day.
The group hopes to hold events associated with Martin Luther King Day of Service and/or National Volunteer Week in April.
The situation was compounded by the fact it was published on the day the States enjoyed Martin Luther King Day, the bank holiday to celebrate the civil rights leader.

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