Hello friends! Since you are here on our site you must be wanting to know when is Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday celebrated? The Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday is approaching, and it will be celebrated on 20th January in 2020. It is celebrated around the third Monday of January each year, since the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. falls around the same time, i.e., on January 15. This day marks the official birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., who championed the Civil Right Movement in America.
Soon after Martin Luther King Jr. died, a campaign by the trade unions and leaders was started to turn his birthday into a holiday. Then in 1986 the then President Ronald Reagan passed a Bill to observe a holiday to pay a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Soon some states started observing the holiday in their own way. It was officially observed as a federal holiday in all the 50 states of the United States in 2000.
Holiday Hours Open/ Close on Martin Luther King’s Jr.’s Day 2019
- Martin Luther King Jr. was an important Civil Right activist so his birthday is celebrated as an important day to honour him and his legacy. This day is considered to be a Civil Rights Day or Humans Rights Day. Thus it reminds the people of America about the civil and human rights that Martin Luther King Jr. fought for, and to treat everyone with equality.
- Thus Martin Luther King’s Day is an important day to celebrate and cherish America’s Civil and Human Rights Movement. It is due to the persistent efforts by Martin Luther King that the labour class and other minority classes could achieve their basic civil and human rights. So most of the major banks such as Bank of America, First Citizens, People’s United, Toronto Dominion Bank, will remain closed on January 20th.
- You might have to send or receive important shipments on January 20th, 2019. So if we talk about the holiday hours of the major courier services across the USA, companies like FedEx and UPS will remain closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, i.e., January 20th, 2019. So we advise you to check the holiday schedule of your bank before going there on this holiday.
- Most of the people go shopping during the holidays, so if you are considering to go shopping during Martin Luther King Jr.’s day, then most of the shopping malls remain open. Some of the major malls that remain open during this holiday are Mall of America, King of Prussia Mall, Aventura Mall, South Coast Plaza, etc. So you can visit these malls during this holiday but its working hours might get restricted since these malls timings might differ from the usual days. So it is advisable that you check the working hours of these malls on this day before leaving your home.
- The holiday time is the best time to enjoy a meal in a restaurant with your family. So if you are planning to visit any of the fast food restaurants during Martin Luther King Jr. Day, you should check the opening and closing hours of the same. The major fast food chains, such as Krystal Burgers, Hooters, Quiznos, Papa John’s, IHOP Smoothies, Einstein’s Bagels, El Pollo Loco, Jason’s Deli, Red Robin, Five Guys, Church’s Chicken, Qdoba, Golden Corral are open during the holiday. But some of these outputs might have restricted working hours during this holiday, so you are advised to check the holiday hours of these restaurants
- Most of the clothing brand outlets offer big discounts during the holiday season. So if you are looking forward to going shopping in your favourite brand outlet then you should check their holiday hours before going out. Some of the major stores which are open on this day are H & M, Nordstrom Rack, Burlington coat factory, ShopRite, etc. Apart from this, there are many other places which you can visit during the holidays and which remain open during the holiday.