Celebrate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, January 15, 2024

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, sometimes referred to as MLK Day, is an American Federal holiday, marking his birthday. Although Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday is on January 15th, we commemorate it each year on the third Monday of January, due to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.

Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Why We Commemorate M.L.K. Day

Dr. King was the most visible and prominent spokesperson for nonviolent activism during the Civil Rights Movement, from 1954 until his death in 1968. In 1964, Dr. King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. Posthumously, Dr. King was further awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Shortly after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968, the campaign for recognizing Dr. King with a national Holiday began. The holiday was signed into law in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan. By 2000, it was officially observed in all 50 states across the US.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is among many flag flying holidays. The United States flag can and should be flown every day the weather permits, from sunrise until sunset. There are several special holidays and events on which the flag should be displayed in celebration or remembrance. Check here for your free guide to this and other flag flying holidays.

Dr. King's Call for a Day of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in freedom and justice for all. He encouraged activism and change through nonviolence and uplifting others. Americans are encouraged to observe M.L.K. Day as a day of service — a "day on, not a day off" — and to honor his life and work by giving to communities through actions that contribute to solutions for social problems.

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