How Do You Observe Martin Luther King Jr.S Birthday?
Congress passed a law in 1983 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as an official U.S. holiday. His birthday was first officially observed as a legal federal holiday on January 20, 1986, and has been celebrated on the third Monday in January since then. Dr. King’s true birthday is January 15. Because of the significance and importance of the work that Dr. King did, it is fitting that we do something other than use Dr. Martin Luther King Day as a reason to chill or hang out. Most of us are not great orators or organizers of large-scale marches. However, there are things that we as individuals can do. Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It’s amazing how many people, adults and children alike, don’t really know anything about this great man. If you are an adult, read his speeches. Go online and watch videos of his marches. There is some really great content on the Internet about the work of Dr. King. Get an easy autobiography for children to read. Explain to the children and