Archive for January 6th, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (01/06/10)

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
about Martin Luther King &
the Civil Rights Movement

Jan. 06 : 12 Days to MLK Day

Did you know that the holiday commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King was signed into law 15 years after his death, by President Ronald Reagan?

The bill had faced opposition by many in Congress, who argued against it on economic, cultural and national grounds. Ultimately, Dr. King’s spirit triumphed and the bill was signed into law on November 2, 1983. The first national celebration took place two and a half years later, on January 20, 1986.

Did you know that in 2010, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be celebrated on Monday, January 18th?

The theme of the holiday this year is Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off!!

Each year on the third Monday of January schools, federal offices, post office and banks across America close as we celebrate the birth, the life and the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is a time for the nation to remember the injustices that Dr. King fought. A time to remember his fight for the freedom, equality, and dignity of all races and peoples. A time to remember the message of change through nonviolence.

Join us for our look at the past 60 years of the civil rights movement and our countdown to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday January 18, 2010.

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(January 06) Today we're celebrating . . .  Three Kings Day, et al

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Three Kings Day (Little Christmas, Epiphany, Twelfth Day, Greek Christmas, & La Befana)
January 6th is the traditional day the Magi, or the Three Kings, visited the Christ Child. They came bearing gifts of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh.

Today is also known as Little Christmas, Epiphany, Twelfth Day, Greek or Orthodox Christmas, & La Befana (Italy).

And yes, however you celebrate today, its time to take the tree down because Christmas is officially over!

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