Yes, it is an American Holiday, not a Canadian one, but what a powerful story to share with our children!
Here is a site you can visit with them for a bit of history and some activities: kaboose.com/martin-luther-king-jr-day; click here for quotes and here for a biography.
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. "
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."