(WWLP) – Patriots' Day is a Massachusetts state holiday, which is held on the third Monday of April to commemorate the 1775 battles of Lexington and Concord, which began the American Revolution. Back in 1894, Patriots Day was established by Governor Frederic T. Greenhalge but it is not a federally-recognized holiday.
The state holiday is celebrated in Massachusetts, Maine, and Wisconsin, but Patriots' Day is not a national holiday. Bank holidays do not include Patriots' Day. Schools and many businesses are closed in the states that celebrate Patriots' Day.