January Observances


Martin Luther King Jr Day is January 17

This day, which marks the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, encourages communities to continue Dr. King's legacy of nonviolence and equality.




International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27

On this annual day of commemoration, the United Nations urges everyone to honor the victim of the Holocaust and develop educational programs to prevent future genocides.


  • The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum hosts a rich website and online encyclopedia to educate visitors about the Holocaust.
  • The United Nations had chosen the theme of "Memory, Dignity, and Justice" for its 2022 day of observance.