Today, Monday 16th January, it's a special day in the USA. It is "Martin Luther King Day" (or King Day or MLK Day) and this is a federal holiday. It is celebrated annually on the 3rd Monday of January to commemorate the birthday of American civil rights leader Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr (15th January 1929).
Martin Luther King was hugely influential in the American Civil Rights Movement (despite never holding public office) and was a major advocate of non-violent activism in the struggle for the end of racial discrimination under US law. He was assassinated in 1968.
In recent years "Martin Luther King Day has been increasingly seen as a "Day of Service", when Americans are encouraged to volunteer to help the less fortunate than themselves. This federal holiday in King’s honor was created in 1983, during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, and first observed in January 1986. But at first not all the States joined this celebration, and only in 1993 the MLK Day was celebrated in all the States .
Guess what I think? Martin Luther King was such a great leader he should be remembered and celebrated all over the world not only in the USA. So this post is our way to commemorate and honor his extraordinary life.