MikeOnMain said[quote][cite]XRuggerATX said[/cite]
Unless the holiday is permanently on Mondays now, to coincide with the Boston Marathon.
Yup, it's permanently on Mondays now. There's also an annual re-enactment of the Battle on Lexington Green
at 5:30am on Monday morning, but there are events all weekend.[/quote]
Yeah my family used to participate in the Concord one. Patriots day in Concord is a totally Norman Rockwell type deal.
...from MikeOnMain's link...
"A few hours later, the Regulars enter Concord. A detachment is sent to secure the North Bridge. The militia had already formed up on the far side of the Bridge, consisting of men not just from Concord, but many nearby towns who had come to defend their homes and lives. Smoke rises from the center of Concord. The militia believes the Regulars are out to burn down the town. The order comes to load their muskets. The men advance towards the Bridge in fine order to the astonishment of the Regulars. The rebels were advancing on the British army! Retreating off the Bridge, the Regulars form into firing positions. As in Lexington, a shot rings out. The Regulars fire. Militiamen fall but they continue their advance. Then the order is given to the militia: "Fire, fellow soldiers, for God's sake fire!". The American Revolution has begun."
...feeling proud. :-)