PATRIOTS’ Day is celebrated on the third Monday of April every year – and takes place on April 19 in 2021.
The holiday honors the battles of Lexington and Concord, which took place near Boston in 1775.
Are banks open on Patriots’ Day?
Most banks around the country are open on Patriots’ Day.
The state holiday is celebrated in Massachusetts, Maine, and Wisconsin, but Patriots’ Day is not a national holiday.
Bank holidays do not include Patriots’ Day.
However, the holiday is a day to celebrate, especially in Massachusetts, where the two initial battles of the American Revolution took place.
“In the area around Lexington and Concord, re-enactments of the battles in 1775 and the events leading up to them are held,” according to TimeAndDate.com.
“A particular highlight is the opportunity to ring the bell that warned the local troops that British soldiers were approaching.
“Lectures, concerts and road races are also organized.”
Schools and many businesses are closed in the states that celebrate Patriots’ Day.
The Boston Red Sox usually play a morning home game on Patriots’ Day.
They host the Chicago White Sox in 2021.
When is the 2021 Boston Marathon?
The Boston Marathon is normally held on Patriots’ Day, but it was postponed in 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The annual race will be held on Monday, October 11.
Extra precautions will be taken due to the coronavirus outbreak, should the race go forward as planned.
“Participants in the in-person race may be expected to produce up to two negative Covid-19 tests prior to Monday, October 11, regardless of vaccination status, in order to mitigate spread to participants and community members,” organizers said.
The Boston Athletic Association “will continue to follow the data and science and will share more information in the coming months on testing timelines and requirements.”
Said Tom Grilk, President and CEO of the BAA: “The BAA is committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of participants, volunteers, and the public.”
“We will continue to follow the science and adapt the event plan to reflect guidance from our local, city, and state partners.”
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