Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Martin Luther King, Jr. DayMartin Luther King, Jr. in 1964Official name Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Also called MLK DayObserved by United StatesType NationalDate Third Monday in January2013 date January 212014 date January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King’s birthday, January 15.
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