On PATRIOTS DAY in New England it is known to be celebrated by the Boston Marathon, each year it is a challenge not only for the participants but a challenge for the weather man. National coverage will be on NBC’s Network beginning at 8:30 a.m. It is when the best distance runners descend on Boston. This year marks the 122nd running of the 26.2 mile race.
Patriots’ Day is observed on April 16, 2018. Patriots’ Day (officially Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts and Patriot’s Day in Maine) is a civic holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. It is observed on the third Monday in April in Massachusetts and Maine, and is a public school observance day in Wisconsin.
Since 1969, the holiday has been observed on the third Monday in April, providing a three-day long weekend, as well as being the first day of public school vacation week in Maine and Massachusetts. Previously, it had been designated as April 19, the actual anniversary of the battles. The text “Patriots’ Day” has been taken from www.cute-calendar.com
Patriots’ Day is also a school holiday for many local colleges and universities, both public and private. In Maine and Massachusetts, when Patriots’ Day falls on a day where income tax returns would otherwise be due for the remainder of the country, residents of those states are given until midnight of the next day (Tuesday) to submit their state tax returns. (With material from: Wikipedia) This text has been taken from www.cute-calendar.com