Martin Luther King Day 2015

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  • In 2015 year Martin Luther King Day falls on
    third Monday of January

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the United States honouring the achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr. - the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement to end racial segregation. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is close to January 15, the King's birthday.

Martin Luther King, Jr. 1964
Martin Luther King, Jr. 1964 Library of Congress - By Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com (CC BY 2.0)

Martin Luther King, Jr. was the most influential of African American civil rights leaders during the 1960s, he was instrumental in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination in public accommodations, facilities, and employment, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1964. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

The bill established the holiday was signed by the President Ronald Reagan on November 2, 1983. The first observance nationwide was in 1986, but some states opposed to observed it as a paid holiday for state employees. As of the year 2000 all of the states officially recognize the holiday.

Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of the only three people who have national holidays in the USA, the other two are Christopher Columbus and George Washington.

A list of Martin Luther King Day dates in the following years

Below are the dates for Martin Luther King Day in the next 10 years. You can also see on which day of the week the holiday falls and how many days are left until that date.

Year Date Weekday
2015 19 January Monday
2016 18 January Monday
2017 16 January Monday
2018 15 January Monday
2019 21 January Monday
2020 20 January Monday
2021 18 January Monday
2022 17 January Monday
2023 16 January Monday
2024 15 January Monday