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Patriots' Day

Patriots’ Day 1969 is on Wednesday, December 31, 1969

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Patriots' Day, or Patriot's Day, is an annual holiday that was established to remember the opening battles of the American Revolution, the Battles of Lexington and Concord. These battles (and surrounding events) occurred on and around April 19, 1775. The holiday is not a federal holiday and is currently only observed in three states: Massachusetts, Maine and Wisconsin. Each year, celebrations, parades and reenactments will be held on this day. Some of the reenactments include but are not limited to a Paul Revere Capture Reenactment, a Lexington Green Reenactment, and a Concord Bridge Reenactment. The reenactments generally span the week surrounding the holiday.

When is Patriots' Day

Patriots' Day is held on the day of the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord, April 19. The observed holiday differs for some of the states. Massachusetts and Maine observe the holiday on the third Monday in April. In Wisconsin it is mainly a public school holiday and is observed on the day itself (or the nearest corresponding school day). The following list provides the dates that it is celebrated if observed on the third Monday in April.

Resources

Patriots' Day on nps.gov

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