So, today is Martin Luther King Day in the United States. The national holiday is celebrated on the third Monday in January. The way the holiday is set up now allows it to coincide with MLK’s birthday, which is on the 15th but the holiday was originally set on the fourth Monday in January.
The holiday is recognized to some degree in all 50 states, but it took until 2000 for it to be recognized at all the in state of Arizona (What gives? Don’t you want another day off?)
According to TimeandDate.com, some states recognize Martin Luther King Day along with other holidays.
- In Arizona and New Hampshire, the day is combined with Civil Rights Day.
- Idaho recognizes Human Rights Day.
- Wyoming recognizes the day as Wyoming Equality Day.
- Some states celebrate it along with Robert E. Lee’s birthday …
Anyway, I thought I would use this space to talk about a few articles I found today.
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