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 The Boston Marathon is run on Patriots' Day every year, since its inception in 1897, even during the World War years.
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.

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.

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.

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American Revolutionary War

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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.

Massachusetts

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Since 1969, it has been observed on the third Monday in April in Massachusetts and in Maine (which until the Missouri Compromise of 1820 was part of Massachusetts).

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Since 1969, it has been observed on the third Monday in April in Massachusetts and in Maine (which until the Missouri Compromise of 1820 was part of Massachusetts).

Missouri Compromise

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Since 1969, it has been observed on the third Monday in April in Massachusetts and in Maine (which until the Missouri Compromise of 1820 was part of Massachusetts).

Long weekend

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The Monday holiday creates a three-day long weekend.

State school

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The day is a public school observance day in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin

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The day is a public school observance day in Wisconsin.

Lexington Battle Green

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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).

Lexington, 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).

Old North Bridge

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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).

Paul Revere

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In the morning, mounted re-enactors with state police escorts retrace the Midnight Rides of Paul Revere and William Dawes, calling out warnings the whole way.

William Dawes

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In the morning, mounted re-enactors with state police escorts retrace the Midnight Rides of Paul Revere and William Dawes, calling out warnings the whole way.

Athens

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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

American Civil War

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It also marked the first bloodshed of the American Civil War in the Baltimore riot of 1861, during which four members of the Massachusetts militia were slain and 36 injured.

Baltimore riot of 1861

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It also marked the first bloodshed of the American Civil War in the Baltimore riot of 1861, during which four members of the Massachusetts militia were slain and 36 injured.

Dannel Malloy

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On June 10, 2017, Governor Dannel Malloy signed a bill establishing Patriots' Day as a statewide unpaid holiday in Connecticut.

World war

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The Boston Marathon is run on Patriots' Day every year, since its inception in 1897, even during the World War years.

Boston Red Sox

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The Boston Red Sox have been scheduled to play at home in Fenway Park on Patriots' Day every year since 1959.

Fenway Park

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The Boston Red Sox have been scheduled to play at home in Fenway Park on Patriots' Day every year since 1959.