Martin Luther King Day 2011shellthings
The day is always scheduled for the third Monday in January, to be close to Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday of January 15th. It was Ronald Reagan who signed the holiday into law in 1983 and the holiday was first observed in 1986.
Though a lot of us see it as another day off from work or school, this coming Martin Luther King Jr. Day, be sure to talk to your children about all he did for the civil rights movement.
But, pssst, in case you are wondering about what holiday comes after that, Washington’s Birthday/Presidents’ Day is Monday, February 21st.