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Martin Luther King Day 2004


Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at rally in Washington DC.Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC to very large crowd. Photo by: Time

Martin Luther King Day for the year 2004 is celebrated/ observed on Monday, January 19th.


Martin Luther King Day also called MLK Day, King Day, and Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Day is observed on the third Monday of January, which is close to King's actual birthday on January 15. The earliest Monday the holiday will ever be celebrated is January 15th and the latest is January 21st. The day is a federal United States holiday with all government and most business offices closed.


Martin Luther King, Jr was a Baptist minister and social activist that had a huge impact on the civil rights movement of the 1950’s in the United States. King was assassinated in 1968 and will be remembered for his non-violent protests against segregation and his “I have a Dream [1]” speech.[2]


In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed MLK Day into law and 3 years later it was first observed. By the year 2000, all fifty states officially observed the day. Another related holiday back in 1948, National Freedom Day was signed into law by President Truman as a national observance recognizing the outlaw of slavery enacted earlier during 1865 under President Lincoln during the civil war years.

Days to Martin Luther King Jr Day

Monday, January 19th is day number 19 of the 2004 calendar year with -15 years, -5 months, -6 days until Martin Luther King Day 2004.


More information on Martin Luther King Day. (Traditions, Customs and History)


Further Reading:
More on Wikipedia Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The King Center King Center


References:
1."I have a Dream" - National Archives, Archive.gov.
2."Biography Martin Luther King" - Biography.com.


Martin Luther King Day
Name(s):Martin Luther King Day, MLK Day, King Day, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Day Jr.
Type:Federal Holiday
When:Third Monday in January annually

January 2004 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Jan 1New Year's Day 2004Federal Holiday-5654
Jan 6Epiphany 2004Christian-5649
Jan 7 Orthodox Christmas Day 2004 Orthodox -5648
Jan 14 Orthodox New Year 2004 Orthodox -5641
Jan 15Makar Sankranti 2004Hindu-5640
Jan 19 Martin Luther King Day 2004Federal Holiday-5636
Jan 22 Chinese New Year 2004 Observance -5633
Jan 31Day of Arafat 2004Muslim-5624

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