During the less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4, 1968, he acquired a reputation that has made him widely regarded as America’s pre-eminent advocate of nonviolence and one of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history.
Each year on the third Monday of January, America honors the birth, life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is a time to remember the injustices that Dr. King fought. A time to remember his fight for the freedom, equality, and dignity of all races and peoples through nonviolence.
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Scotland celebrates the life of the National Bard, Robert Burns, every 25 January with Burns Night, an entertaining evening of fantastic food, delectable drams, dancing and rousing verse.
Held on the anniversary of Burns’ birth, the celebrations were originally started by some of his close friends a few years after his death and Burns Night is now celebrated across the world each year. Burns’ life and works are commemorated with songs, recitals and tributes. A hearty feast, including haggis, is enjoyed at a traditional Burns Supper.
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