Patriots’ Day is a Massachusetts holiday honoring the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the Revolutionary War. Since Maine was once part of Massachusetts, it is also a holiday in Maine. Although they switch the possessive to Patriot’s Day.
That means Paul Revere and William Dawes mount their horses to re-create the warning: “The British are coming!” That means battle re-enactments in Lexington. That means the Boston Marathon passes through. That means a Red Sox home game.
That means a holiday for me from thinking too much about compliance.
- Patriots Day on American Experience
- Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 6, § 12J – Patriots’ Day
- Maine Stat. Rev. 9-B, § 145 (pdf)
- Boston Marathon course map