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Martin Luther King Jr. Day in United States in 2022

When is Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

Martin Luther King Jr. needs no introduction. He was an American activist who significantly contributed to the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. He is still largely remembered for his nonviolent approach towards civil rights and is considered to be influenced from Mahatma Gandhi.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in United States in 2022

Also known as the MLK Day, it is observed on third Monday of January each year and is set under Uniform Monday Holiday Act (President Ronald Regan signed the holiday into a law in 1983). It is a federal holiday on which all the government offices remain closed for the entire day. The idea of having an off this day is believed to be pitched by various labor unions across the country to commemorate his sacrifices during the civil rights transformation era. He is known for his campaigns to end racial inequality.

MLK Day is relatively new federal holiday and hence has any fixed traditions regarding its celebration but the day is celebrated to emphasize and promote racial equality in America irrespective of caste, religion, and background. Schools, colleges and many government institutions conduct programs to highlight MLK’s work, sacrifices and struggle.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in United States in 2022

List of Holidays in United States in 2022

SaturdayJanuary 01 2022New Year's Day
MondayJanuary 17 2022Martin Luther King Jr. Day
MondayFebruary 14 2022Valentine's Day
MondayFebruary 21 2022Presidents' Day
SundayMarch 13 2022Daylight Saving Time Starts
SundayApril 17 2022Easter Sunday
SundayMay 08 2022Mother's Day
MondayMay 30 2022Memorial Day
SundayJune 19 2022Juneteenth
SundayJune 19 2022Father's Day
MondayJuly 04 2022Independence Day
MondaySeptember 05 2022Labor Day
MondayOctober 10 2022Columbus Day
MondayOctober 31 2022Halloween
SundayNovember 06 2022Daylight Saving Time Ends
FridayNovember 11 2022Veterans Day
ThursdayNovember 24 2022Thanksgiving Day
SundayDecember 25 2022Christmas Day