Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2014 will be on Monday, January 20. The American federal holiday will mark the birthday of the iconic civil rights movement leader. Each year, MLK Day is observed around the time of King's actual birthday, which is January 15.
King's birthday became a federal holiday after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983 and the day was first observed nationwide in 1986.
Last year, August 28 marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his infamous "I have a dream" speech.