Patriot’s day is also known as Marathon Monday, Lexington Day, or Battles of Lexington and Concord Day. It is the Public Holiday; people show their love and respect in different ways in various parts of the states. It is to commemorate the battle of Lexington and Concord. Check Out Happy Easter Day
History of Patriot’s Day
The Lexington Historical society declared the Massachusetts State as a “Lexington Day” in 1894 whereas Concord proclaims as “Concord Day“. The biggest war happened in between Lexington and Concord on this day in the town whose name was Menotomy now it is called Arlington, Massachusetts.
When the battle starts between Lexington and Concord 5,100 militia comes in the Menotomy from the Middlesex and Essex countries. These men quickly took his positions near the road; they hide in or around the houses, fields, walls, barns. The terrible fight happened that first American Revolution inside the house whose name was the Jason Russell House, in Menotomy. Eleven militiamen died inside this house and many injured.
Lowell, Issac Henry Paige to give an idea the Governer of celebrating this massive day as Patriot’s day in place of Fast Day. From that day it is declared that the Patriot’s Day will be celebrated on April 19 to remember the Battle of Lexington and Concord and from that, it is also called the first bloodshed of the American Civil War in Baltimore riot of 1861.
On June 10, 2017, Governor Dannel Malloy marked a bill building up Patriots’ Day as a statewide unpaid occasion in Connecticut. On April 16, 2018, Connecticut turned into the fourth state to perceive the holiday.
There are many ways people celebrate this day and give respect to that person who is died at that time. A Boston Parade was held on every April 19. It is the traditional Marathon that was happening since 1897. There is a parade also held “Patriot’s Day Parade “in Concord, Massachusetts. People organize various patriotic functions, sings songs, and dance.