Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday is Federal Holiday for his Honors.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader, who was actually born on January 15, 1929; combined with other holidays in several states. Some cities and municipalities hold parades; and more recently, the 1994 King Holiday and Service Act, which was passed to encourage Americans to transform the King Holiday into a day of citizen action volunteer service, has gained in popularity (sometimes referred to as a National Day of Service). The holiday is observed on the third Monday of January.
Do you want to know why this is public holiday?
Watch this full video I Have A Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr’s famous speech on Jobs and Freedom.