Yay for a day off! :]
Martin Luther King Junior was cool and all, but why is he the only one that gets a day? Rosa Parks doesn't get a day, and there are so many people who got shot or arrested or whatever else defending their rights. Maybe we should have a more general day. But then the name would probably be a mouthful.. Hm..
@beat: Not just government jobs. For jobs at stores and stuff they have to keep them open because people still want to go out today. And for jobs in factories, it's much more efficient for factories to always stay running instead of shutting down for holidays.