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What is open and closed on Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts?


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BOSTON – April 15, 2024 is Patriots’ Day, a special holiday in Massachusetts to recognize the state’s unique role in the Revolutionary War. The Boston Marathon is also held every year on Patriots Day.

Patriots’ Day is a national holiday, so state, county and municipal offices are closed while federal agencies and most businesses in Massachusetts are open.

Why does Massachusetts celebrate Patriots’ Day?

Massachusetts designated April 19 as Patriots Day in 1894 to commemorate the opening battles of Lexington and Concord in the United States. American Revolution. However, the holiday is celebrated every year on the third Monday of April.

Concord will hold its Patriots’ Day parade at 9 a.m.; the 5.6 mile route passes through Concord Center and continues to the Old North Bridge. Lexington has hosted a reenactment of the Battle of Lexington every year since 1971 during Patriots’ Day weekend.

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What is open on Patriot’s Day?

  • Federal offices
  • Federal courts
  • Post offices
  • Most retailers
  • Most banks
  • supermarkets
  • Liquor stores
  • Restaurants
  • Gyms

What is closed on Patriots Day?

  • Public schools
  • The RMV
  • State and municipal offices
  • State and municipal courts
  • Libraries

MBTA schedule on Patriots’ Day for Boston Marathon

The subway, Commuter Rail and ferries operate on a weekly schedule. Buses operate on an adjusted Saturday schedule.

Are taxes due on April 15 in Massachusetts?

April 15th tax day for most of the country. But according to the state, taxes are not required to be filed until April 17 due to the Patriots’ Day holiday on Monday and the legal holiday of Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C., which falls on April 16.

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