Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. 2017 - Federal Holidays

January

16th

2017

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of ten federal holidays recognized nationwide by the United States Government. All non-essential federal government offices are closed on Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., and all federal employees are paid even if they receive the day off. Many private-sector employees will also receive paid time off or special holiday pay on Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr..

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebration of civil rights champion Martin Luther King, Jr. It is celebrated every third Monday of January, and has been a federal holiday since 1983.

When is the next Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. is 174 days away. (24.9 weeks away or 5.8 months away)
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. will next be observed on Monday, January 15th, 2018.

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dates

Year Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Recognition Date
2016Monday, January 18th
2017Monday, January 16th
2018Monday, January 15th
2019Monday, January 21st
2020Monday, January 20th
2021Monday, January 18th
2022Monday, January 17th

* Because most Federal Employees work on a Monday to Friday schedule, when a holidays falls on a weekend the holiday is observed on the closest regular workday. The holiday is observed on Friday if the holiday falls on Saturday and Monday if the holiday falls on Sunday (5 U.S.C. 6103 (b)(2)).


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