PATRIOTS' Day is celebrated on the third Monday of April, however, it is not a federal holiday.
In fact, Patriots' Day is celebrated in four US states, and only two states give their citizens the day off.
Is Patriots' Day a federal holiday?
Patriots' Day is an annual event celebrated in four US state every third Monday of April.
However, Patriots' Day is not a federal public holiday and federal offices are open.
The holiday commemorates the Battle of Lexington and Concord, and the Battle of Mentomy, the first Battles of the American Revolutionary War.
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The Monday holiday creates a three-day long weekend.
What states celebrate Patriots' Day?
Patriots' Day is a state holiday in Massachusetts, Maine, Wisconsin, and as of 2018 Connecticut.
Then-Connecticut Gov Dannel Malloy signed a bill in 2017 establishing the unpaid state holiday.
The day is a public holiday in the states of Massachusetts and Maine only.
In Massachusetts, observances and re-enactments of the battles occur annually at Lexington Green in Lexington, and the Old North Bridge in Concord.
In the state of Wisconsin, April 19 is a special observance day for schools.
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On this date, schools are required to educate students about the events and people-centered on Patriots' Day.
What does the city of Boston do to celebrate Patriots' Day?
The most significant celebration of Patriots' Day is the Boston Marathon, which has been run every Patriots' Day since April 19, 1897.
The Boston Marathon has been run on Patriots' Day every year since its inception in 1897, even during the World War years, except in 2020 and 2021.
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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Boston Marathon was initially rescheduled to September that year and then took place in October 2021.
The 2022 date of the Boston Marathon takes place on Monday, April 18.
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