BENNINGTON BATTLE DAY
When is Bennington Battle Day in 2023?
Bennington Battle Day in 2023 is on the Wednesday, 16th of Aug (8/16/2023).
Bennington Battle Day is on the 228th day of 2023. There are 137 days left in the year.
Bennington Battle Day Facts
- Date: Aug 16, 2023
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- Celebrations: Celebrations; Plan tour to Bennington Monument enjoy the landscapes and breathtaking views
Vermont, the second state with the lowest population in the United States, is located on the northeastern side in the New England region. The state hosts millions of tourists every year due to its beauty of green mountains, valleys, and the tranquility of its countryside. Vermont is also known for the huge deer and bear population, but members of the cat family are rare. The economy of Vermont is mainly boosted by tourism, agriculture, and manufacturing plants. The state has very low unemployment rates though the wages are considered lower than other states in the US. The state of Vermont is famous because of the Bennington Battle.
What is Bennington Battle Day?
Bennington Battle Day dates back in 1777 during the Revolutionary War in North America between British and American troops. Led by the German colonel Friedrich Baum, the 800 soldiers of the British soldiers were very optimistic about defeating the American militia and plunder their military supplies. The American troops were led by Colonel Seth Warner and his green mountain boys who strategized and attacked the British from several directions wounding their leader fatally. The British resulted in running away, and they surrendered shortly afterward. In the end, the British had lost 207 soldiers, with 700 captured against 30 Americans deaths and 42 wounded. Although the battle happened in NewYork, it was given the name Bennington considering that the British aimed to raid the American's supply depot of the weapons and ammunition in Bennington Vermont. Today, a monument towers at about 306 feet in Bennington's city as a memorable icon of the Bennington Battle Day.
When is Bennington Battle Day?
Bennington Battle Day is celebrated every year in the state of Vermont on August 16th. If it falls on a weekend, then the day is observed on the nearest weekday.
Is Bennington Battle Day a public holiday?
Bennington Battle Day is a state public day in the state of Vermont. The holiday is only observed in Vermont and not any other State in the US.
What is open or closed on Bennington Battle Day?
Bennington Battle Day is a day off to the general population. Government offices, schools, most organizations, and businesses remain closed on this day. State historic sites, however, remain open for the public to visit on Bennington Battle Day. If planning to use transit services, you may need to check with transport authorities for any changes in the timetable.
Things to do on Bennington Battle Day
Bennington Battle Day is a time to commemorate the revolutionary war that was a great turning point for the United States. There are plenty of activities, especially in the city of Bennington.
The most popular site that you must tour is the Bennington Monument. Don't fail to ride up the elevator to the top and enjoy the Virginia landscapes and breathtaking views of Newyork and Massachusetts. The site attracts thousands of tourists and locals, and you are therefore assured of fun activities on your tour here.
You could also take the opportunity to tour the great city of Bennington and discover its wonders. Some famous places include Bennington Museum, the old first congregational church, and the Bennington center cemetery, where the soldiers perished during Bennington Battle Day are buried.
Bennington Battle Day Observances
- Aug 17, 2020
- Aug 16, 2021
- Aug 16, 2022
- Aug 16, 2023