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Martin Luther King Jr Day Facts

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The Date and Facts About Martin Luther King Jr Day

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Rule to Determine the Date of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
Martin Luther King Jr Day is always celebrated on the third Monday in January. The date of Martin Luther King Jr Day could be anywhere from Jan 15 to Jan 21 in any given year.

Martin Luther King Jr's Actual Birthday
Martin Luther King Jr was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. He died on April 4, 1968 when he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.

Federal Holiday Status
Martin Luther King Jr Day is a federal holiday in the United States. Learn more about federal holidays.

About Martin Luther King Jr

About the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
The road to creating Martin Luther King Jr Day was a long and controversial road. Many thought that Martin Luther King Jr's birthday was too close to Christmas and New Years so they compromised with the third Monday in January. Many also thought that the Civil Rights Movement should be commemorated instead of one man. Here are some quick facts about the MLK holiday.

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