Idaho Human Rights Day

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Idaho Human Rights Day is a state holiday recognized only in the U.S. state of Idaho. Governor Cecil Andrus signed compromise legislation on April 10, 1990, making Idaho the nation's 47th state[citation needed] to honor slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with an official state holiday. The holiday, defined by the legislation as Martin Luther King, Jr. - Idaho Human Rights Day, is celebrated on the third Monday in January, the same day as the federal Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, which was first celebrated in 1986.[1]


  1. ^ "Proclamation". The Office of the Governor, State of Idaho. Archived from the original on 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2010-01-18.