How to celebrate Martin Luther King Day

January 20th, 2020 by Ken

Today is Martin Luther King Day. We’ve been celebrating Dr. King for more than 30 years and we’re still struggling to find the perfect way to do so.

Most holidays have traditions and rituals associated with them.  That’s not the case with this holiday.  We’re still trying to figure out the purpose of the holiday and to find a way to celebrate the life of this civil rights leader.  Some use the day to remember Dr. King and the purpose for which he laid down his life   Others use it as a time to celebrate black culture and the contributions made to this country by African-Americans.

Some use the opportunity to participate in a Day of Service, finding a need in the local community and helping make this a better country in which to live.

But for most of us, Martin Luther King Day is just a day off.  Dr. King’s name may flash through our minds for a second but then we go about our normal routine.

Thankfully, so far, after three decades, the holiday has not deteriorated into a commercial farce like Presidents Day and the Presidents Day Sale.  Maybe that alone is a testament to the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the day we celebrate his contribution to our country.

 

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