In 1968, a petition signed by more than 3 million people demanding a commemoration of Mr King’s birthday was presented to Congress.
However, initially, Republicans opposed the move, saying King had relations with Communism and an “inappropriate” sexual past that he didn’t think the government should honour.
But in 1983, US President Ronald Reagan signed Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday followed for the first time three years later.
Since Martin Luther King is a federal holiday, salaries are generally paid to public servants, but many federal employees have to pay because of the current closure. If this closure continues, many people will leave for the day without paying ML.
At Martin Luther King Jr. Day, famous public places can not be opened. For example, most of King’s Birthplace and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta are closed. When the park opened on January 21, the park did not respond.
When is Martin Luther King 2020?
Martin Luther King 2020 is a federal holiday and falls on January 3rd (January 15th). The holidays change every year, but it’s always Monday. The exact statistics can be found in the table above.
The traditions of the day Martin Luther King 2020
The feast of Martin Luther King is a relatively recent federal holiday and has some traditions. Their traditions are based on the idea of promoting equality, regardless of the background of all Americans.
Some schools celebrate the work of Martin Luther King and his students in the fight against racism and racism. In recent years, Americans have been asked to take voluntary action against the citizens of that time.