Patriot's Day in New England
Date When Celebrated: This holiday is helon on the Third Monday in April
Happy Patriots Day! It is a huge holiday in the New England area. Sorry football fans, this is not a celebration of the NFL's New England Patriots. Rather, it's a celebration of the American Revolution and the many brave patriots who fought to gain freedom from British rule. The history of this day goes back to the birth of our country and the Revolutionary War..
Some people know little or nothing about Patriot's Day. For New Englanders, the birthplace of the American Revolutionary War, it is a big, big day. In the states in New England, it's a holiday with a day off of work for many.
Patriot's Day commemorates the Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. This battle began the American Revolutionary War. It also commemorates the "Midnight Ride of Paul Revere". On this evening, patriot Paul Revere rode through town warning the colonists that "The Red Coats are coming!"
There are many more local Patriot Day celebrations, held on various different dates. But, among the many Patriot's Days, the New England celebration is by far the "biggie".
The creator of this day is unknown. But, it has been celebrated in New England for many decades.
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