This year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day marks the 25th anniversary of the celebration of his birthday as a federal holiday. Still, it was only in the year 2000—14 years after MLK Jr.’s birthday was made a national holiday by federal law—that all 50 states recognized the holiday by name and celebrated it as a paid holiday.

The following is a list of the last states to adhere to the law, most begrudgingly and not without a fight, exercising their right as states to be wildly unlikable assholes— we’re looking at you, Arizona.

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