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Patriots' Grave in the Old Burying Ground, Arlington, Massachusetts.

Patriot's Day (sometimes spelled "Patriots' Day" or without the apostrophe) is a holiday in the U.S. states of Massachusetts, Maine, and (to a lesser extent) Wisconsin. It is on April 19, in honor of the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, which is generally considered to be the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. In recent years it has generally been observed on the Monday nearest that date, to provide a three-day long weekend. Since 1969, the holiday has been observed on the third Monday in April. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1920x2560, 1032 KB) Patriots Grave, Old Burying Ground, Arlington, Massachusetts. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1920x2560, 1032 KB) Patriots Grave, Old Burying Ground, Arlington, Massachusetts. ... The word holiday has related but different meanings in English-speaking countries. ... A state of the United States (U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states, four of which officially favor the term commonwealth which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 44th 10,555 mi²; 27,360 km² 183 mi; 295 km 113 mi; 182 km 13. ... Official language(s) None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 39th 86,542 km² 305 km 515 km 13. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 23rd 169,790 km² 420 km 500 km 17 42°30N to 47°3N 86°49W to 92°54W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 18th 5,453,896 38. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... The Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775 was the first battle of the American Revolutionary War and was described as the shot heard round the world in Emersons Concord Hymn. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... 1775 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants American Revolutionaries, France, Netherlands, Spain, Native Americans Great Britain, German mercenaries, Loyalists, Native Americans Commanders George Washington, Comte de Rochambeau, Nathanael Greene William Howe, Henry Clinton, Charles Cornwallis (more commanders) The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence,[1] was a conflict that... A long weekend is a term used in Western countries to denote a weekend that is at least three days long (a three-day weekend), due to a holiday falling on either the Friday or Monday. ...


The Boston Marathon is run on this day every year. Also, the Boston Red Sox traditionally play a home game on this date, typically starting at 11:00 AM. Many schools, elementary through high school, take the entire week off as "April vacation." The 100th running of the Boston Marathon, 1996 The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon sporting event hosted by the city of Boston, Massachusetts on Patriots Day, the third Monday of April. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986 1975 Wild card berths...


In 2006, because April 15 fell on a weekend, the IRS said that tax returns would be due on April 17. However, for those states which celebrate Patriot's Day, the deadline is not until Tuesday, April 18. April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... IRS is short for U.S. Internal Revenue Service short for Indian Revenue Service short for Independent rear suspension, used in automobiles. ...


Future dates

  • 2006: Monday, April 17
  • 2007: Monday, April 16
  • 2008: Monday, April 21

See also

  • Holidays of the United States

Holidays of the United States vary with local observance. ...

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For New Englanders, Patriots' Day remains the quintessential observance: the anniversary of the beginning of the American Revolutionary War with skirmishes between British troops and the Minute Men of Concord and Lexington, Massachusetts, and preceded by Paul Revere's famous Midnight Ride.
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as the day is intended as a memorial to the victims of a terrorist attack and arguably has nothing to do with patriotism or patriots.
This day of observance should not be (but often is) confused with Patriots' Day, a holiday celebrated primarily in Massachusetts and Maine that commemorates the Battle of Lexington and Concord during the Revolutionary War.
Patriots died in the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777, so this could be an additional source of confusion with Patriots' Day.
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