Happy King Day! - Regionalism
January 17, 2023 1:33 PM   Subscribe

When I lived in Charleston South Carolina, on MLK Jr's birthday I would be frequently greeted with "Happy King Day" when I interacted with black people. I have not seen this in any other part of country (though likely may have not interacted with many black people on these dates). Do you live or have lived in a place where this is a common greeting on that date? Where?
posted by sandmanwv to Society & Culture (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I grew up in NC and live in Atlanta now and have definitely heard "Happy King Day" both places. It's not super common, but it is definitely used.
posted by hydropsyche at 3:29 PM on January 17

Same in Little Rock.
posted by box at 3:36 PM on January 17

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