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When is Patriots' Day in 2024?

Patriots' Day in 2024 is on the Monday, 15th of Apr (4/15/2024).

Patriots' Day is on the 106th day of 2024. There are 260 days left in the year.

Patriots' Day Facts

  • Date: Apr 15, 2024
  • Regional
  • Also Called: Lexington Day, Battles of Lexington, Concord Day
  • Celebrations: Celebrations; attend concerts, road races, and the Boston Red Sox baseball
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Patriots Day commemorates the famous battles of the American Revolution that took place at Lexington and Concord in 1775. Sometimes, the day is also referred to as Lexington Day or Battles of Lexington and Concord Day.

What is Patriots Day

Before 1775, the eastern part of the United States consisted of British colonies controlled by the United Kingdom. As a move towards gaining independence, the American War of Independence ensued. On April 18, 1775, a large troop of British troops marched to Concord and Lexington intending to destroy weapons collected by the American colonists. American troops received a warning that alerted them of the planned attack. Paul Revere led the American forces who intercepted the British, and just then, a fierce war began. Patriots Day is therefore celebrated as a symbol of the emerging independence of the new country.

When is Patriots Day?

Patriots Day is on the third Monday in April. However, the day should not be confused with Patriot Day marked on September 11 to commemorate the terrorist attack in 2001.

Is Patriots Day a public holiday?

In Massachusetts and Maine, Patriots Day is a state holiday. A few other states recognize it as an observation but not a legally paid holiday.

What is open or closed on Patriots Day?

The government offices, schools, banks, organizations, and most Maine and Massachusetts businesses remain closed. The federal offices are, however, open since Patriots Day is not a federal holiday. The public transit services may operate on the holiday schedule, and there is likely to be traffic around the reenactments and stadiums in Boston.

Things to do on Patriots Day

Patriots Day is full of activities for the general public. The most popular event is the reenactment of the battle that took place back in 1775. If you attend the reenactment, you will get a chance to ring a bell like the one that was rung back then to warn that the British were approaching.

Most educational institutions organize programs to educate the public about the events that transpired on Patriots Day over two centuries ago. Grab the opportunity and learn the history and traditions that surround this day, indeed this is your chance.

If you wish for an outdoor thrill, then the Boston marathon is what you need. The competitive Marathon is held every year on Patriot’s day in the city of Boston in Massachusetts. The Marathon has actually been around since 1897.

On this day, other special organized events include concerts, road races, and the Boston Red Sox baseball team. Indeed, Pioneer day is full of fun activities.

Patriots' Day Observances

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List of State Holidays of Massachusetts in 2024

MondayMonJan 01, 2024Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 15, 2024Jan 15Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
MondayMonFeb 19, 2024Feb 19Washington's Birthday
MondayMonApr 15, 2024Apr 15Patriots' Day
MondayMonMay 27, 2024May 27Memorial Day
ThursdayThuJul 04, 2024Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 02, 2024Sep 02Labor Day
MondayMonOct 14, 2024Oct 14Columbus Day
MondayMonNov 11, 2024Nov 11Veteran's Day
ThursdayThuNov 28, 2024Nov 28Thanksgiving Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2024Dec 25Christmas Day

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2024

FridayFriJan 12, 2024Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
FridayFriJan 19, 2024Jan 19National Popcorn Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02National Wear Red Day
WednesdayWedFeb 07, 2024Feb 07National Signing Day
FridayFriFeb 09, 2024Feb 09National Pizza Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2024Feb 14Valentine's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 15, 2024Feb 15National Bagel Day
SundaySunFeb 18, 2024Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
ThursdayThuFeb 22, 2024Feb 22National Margarita Day
ThursdayThuFeb 29, 2024Feb 29Leap Day
FridayFriMar 01, 2024Mar 01National Employee Appreciation Day
ThursdayThuMar 07, 2024Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 10, 2024Mar 10Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 11, 2024Mar 11National Napping Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Walkout Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Pi Day
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2024Mar 20National Proposal Day
SaturdaySatMar 23, 2024Mar 23National Puppy Day
SaturdaySatMar 30, 2024Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 03, 2024Apr 03National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 04, 2024Apr 04National Burrito Day
SundaySunApr 07, 2024Apr 07National Beer Day
ThursdayThuApr 11, 2024Apr 11National Pet Day
FridayFriApr 12, 2024Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 02, 2024May 02National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 12, 2024May 12Mother's Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Towel Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 07, 2024Jun 07National Donut Day
SaturdaySatJun 08, 2024Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2024Jun 16Father's Day
FridayFriJun 21, 2024Jun 21National Selfie Day
SaturdaySatJun 22, 2024Jun 22National Kissing Day
SaturdaySatJul 13, 2024Jul 13National French Fry Day
SundaySunJul 14, 2024Jul 14National Nude Day
WednesdayWedJul 17, 2024Jul 17National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 21, 2024Jul 21National Ice Cream Day
TuesdayTueJul 23, 2024Jul 23Amazon Prime Day
WednesdayWedJul 24, 2024Jul 24National Tequila Day
MondayMonJul 29, 2024Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
ThursdayThuAug 01, 2024Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 04, 2024Aug 04National Sister Day
WednesdayWedSep 18, 2024Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
ThursdayThuOct 03, 2024Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Vodka Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Taco Day
WednesdayWedOct 09, 2024Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 19, 2024Oct 19Sweetest Day
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2024Oct 29National Cat Day
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2024Oct 31Halloween
SundaySunNov 03, 2024Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 29, 2024Nov 29Black Friday
MondayMonDec 02, 2024Dec 02Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 07, 2024Dec 07Candle Day
MondayMonDec 09, 2024Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 20, 2024Dec 20National Ugly Sweater day