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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a US Federal Holiday. It commemorates civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. It is celebrated on the third Monday in January and is one of only four United States Federal holidays to honor an individual person.[1]


  1. The other three federal holidays honoring individuals are Washington's Birthday (which is usually called called President's Day), Columbus Day, and Christmas. Most people working in banks and other government owned places get the day off. Many students get a day off from school on this day. See 5 USC 6103.