&161/ Customs Worldwide: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Taken from Wikipedia: "Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a United States holiday marking the birth date of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., observed on the third Monday of January each year, around the time of King's birthday, January 15. It is one of four United States federal holidays to commemorate an individual person."

Speaking as a citizen of a different culture (Europe) I have to shout out: "Hut ab! Chapeau! Kudos to the United States!"

Why that?

The history between the years when slaves were arriving from Africa and today - on a national holiday commemorating Martin Luther King in all states (as well as a black man running for presidency) - shows me to what extent relatively peaceful evolution is possible in an open, universal, individualistic, specific, achieved-status, and short-term society (Trompenaars' cultural dimensions).

To repeat: Evolution. Not revolution!

Or is it the other way around? Are we looking at a culture having evolved to those values because the society of immigrants by chance/ or by selection consisted of the right mixture of people who withstood revolution and extremism?

Congratulations, USA! Congratulations, Martin Luther King!

Read the AL.X. tompeters!!

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