Martin Luther King Day
About MLK Day
Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (MLK Day) is the only federal holiday that is also designated by Congress as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” Coretta Scott King said, “The greatest birthday gift my husband could receive is if people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds celebrated the holiday by performing individual acts of kindness through service to others.” 

Martin Luther King said, "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” He embraced the belief that our destiny is shared and strived for progress in racial equity and equality. Now its our turn. Each of us play an important role in making our communities more equitable. When we choose love over hate and pledge to serve our fellow beings, we are led closer to the beloved community that Martin Luther King once dreamt about.

Read or listen to Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
Upcoming Holidays | Celebrations | Awareness Days
January 1st
New Year’s Day: (Gregorian Calendar) The first day of the new year with many different celebrations around the world. 

January 3rd
Asarah B’Tevet: (Jewish) A day of mourning for the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar II. This siege led to the destruction of the First temple and exile of the Jewish people. This day is recognized with fasting. 

January 6th
Epiphany: (Christian) Celebrates the incarnation of God as Jesus. This day also celebrates the Magi visiting baby Jesus and also celebrates his baptism. 

January 7th
Orthodox Christmas: (Christian Orthodox) Celebrates the birth of Jesus according to the Orthodox church.

January 14th
Makar Sankranti: (Hindu) A festival celebrating new beginnings and is dedicated to Surya, the solar deity. This day is marked by the sun moving from the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere. 

Orthodox New Year: (Christian Orthodox) A celebration of the New Year according to the Julian calendar. 

January 15th
Pongal: (Hindu/Tamil) A harvest festival celebrating the gifts from nature. 

January 16th
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: (U.S.) A federal holiday celebrating the life and influence of Martin Luther King Jr., a prominent figure in the civil rights movement. This day encourages reflection of racial equality and social change. 

January 26th
Vasant Panchami: (Hindu) Celebrates the beginning of Spring and honors the goddess Saraswati.

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