Patriots' Day, from Life in the USA: The Complete Guide for Immigrants and Americans

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Patriots' Day
Patriots' Day is a public holiday only in the states of Massachusetts, Maine and Wisconsin. It occurs on the third Monday in April, to commemorate the April 19, 1775 battles of Lexington and Concord Massachusetts, the beginning of the American Revolution against Great Britain. The world-famous Boston Marathon takes place on this day. In both Lexington and Concord, reenactments of the battles draw many spectators on Patriots' Day.

Do not confuse Patriots' Day, with the apostrophe after the “s,” with Patriot Day, the more recently founded national commemoration of the terrorist attacks on New York City's World Trade Center and the Pentagon that took place on September 11, 2001.

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