Martin Luther King Day was created in 1983, but wasn’t observed in every state until 2000. In recent years, a movement to set aside the day for service projects — a day on, instead of just a day off.
This year, people around the country did just that, in addition to honoring Dr. King’s legacy with speeches, parades and ceremonies. So…what did you do to mark the day? Tell us about it in the comments!
And guess what else? Even if you didn’t participate in a service project, you can still celebrate MLK by participating in Scholastic’s student art contest.