Is January 18 Martin Luther King Day?

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January in the United States. It takes place on January 18, 2021.

Why is MLK Day on the 18th not the 15th?

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1963 but his birthday is not the only reason why the holiday became a nationwide celebration. The day became a federal holiday in 1983 when President Ronald Reagan signed the bill into law. Yet, the holiday was first formally celebrated in 1986.

Is Jan 18 a federal holiday?

Most federal holidays are also observed as state holidays….Federal Holidays Calendar​

New Year’s Day January 1 Friday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 18 Monday
George Washington’s Birthday February 15 Monday
Memorial Day May 31 Monday
Juneteenth June 18* Friday

Why is MLK Day on January 20th?

Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday will mark the 27th anniversary of the national day of service. This day was established to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Americans celebrated the first official Martin Luther King Day, which is the only federal holiday commemorating an African-American, on Monday, January 20, 1986.

Is MLK Day a federal holiday 2021?

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 18, 2021, as the Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday.

What day is MLK’s actual birthday?

January 15, 1929
Martin Luther King Jr./Date of birth

Why is January 18th a holiday?

Martin Luther King Day of Service – January 18, 2021 (Third Monday in January)

Who shot MLK?

James Earl Ray

James Earl Ray
Conviction(s) Murder, prison escape, armed robbery, burglary
Criminal penalty 99 years’ imprisonment (one year was added after his re-capture for a total of 100 years)
Victims Martin Luther King Jr.

When did Juneteenth become a paid holiday?

Becoming a federal holiday In 1996, the first federal legislation to recognize “Juneteenth Independence Day” was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.J. Res. 195, sponsored by Barbara-Rose Collins (D-MI).