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Idaho Human Rights Day, also known as Martin Luther King Jr – Idaho Human Rights Day, is a state holiday in Idaho, the United States, on the third Monday of January. It focuses on human rights while embracing diversity. It also honors Martin Luther King Jr, an American civil rights leader.
Is Idaho Human Rights Day a Public Holiday?
Idaho Human Rights Day is a public holiday in Idaho, where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.
What Do People Do?
Some people celebrate Idaho Human Rights Day/Martin Luther King Day with candlelight parades, music, and speeches. Tributes to human rights activities, including Martin Luther King Jr, are published in newspapers, magazines, and online. Television and radio programs also make a special mention about the meaning of the day.
Public events on Idaho Human Rights Day may include art exhibits, rallies, and poetry readings based on human rights, civil rights, justice and equality issues. Idaho’s governor annually makes a proclamation on this day to encourage people to celebrate diversity and its impact on the state’s history and future.
Some church or civil rights groups organize gatherings where people can listen to Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, which was about Dr. King’s dreams for a harmonious future for humankind.
Idaho Human Rights Day is a public holiday in Idaho so schools, universities, government offices, and many businesses are closed. Those who plan to use public transport on the day may need to check with their local transport authorities. The third Monday of January is a postal holiday in the United States.
Like many other countries and states, Idaho has had its struggles with prejudice and human rights, including racial segregation and influences from groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan, that acted against diversity and unity. However, Idaho has made major moves towards honoring the dreams of many human rights activists, such as Martin Luther King Jr, in recent times.
The Idaho Legislature enacted a law that established the third Monday of January as a legal state holiday known as Martin Luther King Jr. – Idaho Human Rights Day in 1990. This holiday embraces the federal holiday, Martin Luther King Day, celebrated on the same day. The state holiday was created to give people the chance to participate in honoring Dr. King on the third Monday of January.
Idaho Human Rights Day Observances
|2010||Mon||Jan 18||Idaho Human Rights Day||State holiday||Idaho|
|2011||Mon||Jan 17||Idaho Human Rights Day||State holiday||Idaho|
|2012||Mon||Jan 16||Idaho Human Rights Day||State holiday||Idaho|
|2013||Mon||Jan 21||Idaho Human Rights Day||State holiday||Idaho|
|2014||Mon||Jan 20||Idaho Human Rights Day||State holiday||Idaho|
|2015||Mon||Jan 19||Idaho Human Rights Day||State holiday||Idaho|
|2016||Mon||Jan 18||Idaho Human Rights Day||State holiday||Idaho|
|2017||Mon||Jan 16||Idaho Human Rights Day||State holiday||Idaho|
|2018||Mon||Jan 15||Idaho Human Rights Day||State holiday||Idaho|
|2019||Mon||Jan 21||Idaho Human Rights Day||State holiday||Idaho|
|2020||Mon||Jan 20||Idaho Human Rights Day||State holiday||Idaho|
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