Michael Jackson's Birthday: remembering the King of Pop

Michael Jackson would be 56 today. 

A little over five years ago on June 25, 2009, the world lost one of its most well-known musicians. 

The King of Pop is being remembered today in different ways around the world. 

Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas has launched the #MJWeAreOne campaign in conjunction with MichaelJackson.com.

Fans worldwide are urged to use Instagram by sharing videos -- using the hashtag #MJWeAreOne -- honoring MJ and sharing ideas of how to make the world a better place. 

The MJ Global Party has fans celebrating Jackson's birthday in live-time around the world using the hashtag #MJGBP2014. Check out the website here

The fifth annual Michael Jackson Tribute Festival of the Arts is underway in Jackson's birth home of Gary, Indiana. The three-day festival celebrates Jackson's life and career while helping revitalize part of Gary.

So on this day, remember the King of Pop in your own way. Listen to your favorite MJ song. Watch the video for "Thriller" a thousand times.

Heck, do Jackson's famous moonwalk down your office hallway. Your co-workers will understand.  

View the gallery above for photos of Jackson at Walt Disney World and other places around Florida through the years.

 

 

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