Patriots' Day

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Patriots' Day (so punctuated in several U. S. states, but Patriot's Day in Maine) is an annual event, formalized as several state holidays, commemorating the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War.wikipedia
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Boston Marathon

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The most significant celebration of Patriots' Day is the Boston Marathon, which has been run every Patriots' Day since April 19, 1897 to mark the then-recently established holiday, with the race linking the Athenian and American struggles for liberty
It is always held on Patriots' Day, the third Monday of April.

Concord, Massachusetts

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Observances and re-enactments of the battles occur annually at Lexington Green in Lexington, Massachusetts (around 6:00 am) and the Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts (around 9:00 am).
Governor Greenhalge opted for a compromise: Patriots' Day.

Marathon

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The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon, inspired by the success of the 1896 Olympic marathon and held every year since 1897 to celebrate Patriots Day, a holiday marking the beginning of the American Revolution, thereby purposely linking Athenian and American struggle for democracy.

Battles of Lexington and Concord

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Patriots' Day (so punctuated in several U. S. states, but Patriot's Day in Maine) is an annual event, formalized as several state holidays, commemorating the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War.
Patriots' Day, an observed legal holiday is celebrated annually in honor of the battle in Massachusetts.

Public holidays in the United States

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Patriots' Day (so punctuated in several U. S. states, but Patriot's Day in Maine) is an annual event, formalized as several state holidays, commemorating the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War.
April 15–21 (floating Monday) – Patriots' Day

Fast day

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Patriots' Day was first proclaimed in Massachusetts in 1894 by Gov. Greenhalge replacing Fast Day as a public holiday.
It was abolished by Massachusetts in 1894 (being replaced with Patriots' Day) and shortly thereafter by Maine, which also adopted Patriots' Day.

Frederic T. Greenhalge

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Governor Frederic T. Greenhalge opted for a compromise: Patriots' Day.
While governor, the Commonwealth paid off its last public debt and he proclaimed the first Patriots' Day, ending the 200-year-old Fast Day celebration in Massachusetts.

Evacuation Day (Massachusetts)

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List of winners of the Boston Marathon

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The event is held on Patriots Day, the third Monday of April.

Hopkinton, Massachusetts

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The town is best known as the starting point of the Boston Marathon, held annually on Patriots' Day in April, and as the headquarters for the enterprise-oriented Dell EMC.

Lexington Symphony

The Lexington Symphony performs a subscription series of Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon concerts each year in Lexington, including an April event linked to the town's historic heritage and Patriots' Day celebration.

2015 Boston Marathon

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It took place on Monday, April 20 (Patriots Day in Massachusetts).

2016 Boston Marathon

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It took place on Monday, April 18 (Patriots Day in Massachusetts).

2014 Boston Marathon

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The 2014 Boston Marathon took place in Boston, Massachusetts, on Monday, April 21 (Patriots' Day).

2018 Boston Marathon

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It took place on Monday, April 16, 2018 (Patriots Day in Massachusetts).

2017 Boston Marathon

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It took place on Monday, April 17 (Patriots Day in Massachusetts).

Newton, Massachusetts

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Each April on Patriots Day, the Boston Marathon is run through the city, entering from Wellesley on Route 16 (Washington Street) where runners encounter the first of the four infamous Newton Hills.

Natick, Massachusetts

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Miles 8 through 12 of the Boston Marathon run through Natick on Patriots Day every year along Route 135/Central St., and thousands of residents and visitors line the road to watch.

2018 Boston Red Sox season

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The final game of the series—set for Patriots' Day—was rained out and rescheduled for May 17.

2017 Boston Red Sox season

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On Patriots' Day, the Red Sox played their traditional 11 am game and quickly scored four runs in the first two innings, after Tampa Bay took a two run lead in the first.

2015 Boston Red Sox season

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Game 4: The final game of the four-game series was rain shortened to seven innings on Patriots' Day and the 103rd birthday of Fenway Park.

George Bamberger

In his big-league debut on April 19, 1951, during a Patriots' Day doubleheader against the Boston Braves at Braves Field, he gave up three hits (including a home run to Sam Jethroe) and two earned runs in two innings pitched.

Bobbi Gibb

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On the morning of Patriots' Day, April 19, 1966, her mother dropped her off at the start in Hopkinton.

1960 in baseball

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On Patriot's Day at Fenway Park, Roger Maris makes his debut with the New York Yankees as he goes 4-for-5, including two home runs with four RBI. The Yankees spoil the Boston Red Sox opener with an 8–4 win.