Practically and unbelievably, we have already reached the first fortnight of 2022. Some are surely still carrying the hangover from the Christmas festivities, which has become even more accentuated in case you have decided to stay home most of the time to cause of the pandemic.
If you are prey to that “post-Christmas” tiredness, it is also very likely that you already you are wondering when is the first official holiday marked on the United States calendar, precisely to take that rest and breath that you need so much at this time, without having to ask for days of your vacations.
We have good news for you, well the first US holiday is practically right around the corner. Check here when it is and what is celebrated.
When is the first US holiday and what do we celebrate?
Fortunately, the first public holiday in the country is celebrated in the first month of the year and It will be next Monday, January 17.
that day officially it is known as Martin Luther King Jr. Day (also date named as MLK Day) and its purpose is to dedicate to honor the life and legacy of this important character in the history of the nation.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday in January each year and is the only federal holiday that commemorates an African American.
King was an important civil rights activist in favor of this sector of the population, which helped advance racial equality and end racial segregation in the United States.
The first time this holiday was observed was on January 20, 1986, but it was not until 1994 that Congress designated it a national day of service and officially marked the third Monday of January each year for that purpose, as a ” day of work, not of rest”.
It may interest you:
* These will be the official holidays in the United States in this 2022
* Septima Clark, the “architect” of the fight against racial discrimination in the US whom Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks admired
* Editorial: If Martin Luther King Jr. saw today…