Visit Now Visit Now Visit Now Visit Now Visit Now Visit Now Visit Now
Kids Turn Holidays

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Definition: American holiday celebrating the memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

The first national celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday took place January 20, 1986.

Some states honor as a national holiday with government offices closing and school closures.

Related Resources

Martin Luther King Jr. Resources
Online resources for kids.

Elsewhere on the Web:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
History of the holiday.

Martin Luther King Jr. Timeline
Timeline of the major events in Martin Luther King Jr. life.

<Back to Last Page>     <Full Glossary>

Holidays at Kids' Turn Central