THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY WHEN IT'S OBSERVED DEPENDS ON LOCATION

HOLIDAY OBSERVED TODAY

Alabama, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Note: The federal government designates the third Monday in January a holiday in honor of King. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx NO HOLIDAY OBSERVED

Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Wyoming Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Wyoming xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx OBSERVED JAN. 15, KING'S BIRTHDAY

Alaska, Delaware, Maryland xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx OBSERVED ON OTHER DATES

Connecticut: first Monday on or after Jan. 15

New Jersey: first Monday after Jan. 15

Michigan: Monday closest to Jan. 15 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 'OPTIONAL' HOLIDAY

Louisiana: King's birthday is a holiday for state employees at least once every other year. It is a holiday today. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx INCLUDED AS PART OF OTHER OBSERVANCES

Arkansas and Mississippi: celebrate one holiday the third Monday in January marking the birthdays of King and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Virginia: celebrates one holiday the third Monday in January marking the birthdays of King, Confederate Generals Lee and Stonewall Jackson. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

SOURCE: Associated Press.