100 DAYS OF CENTRAL MASS FEATURES PATRIOTS' DAY
Patriots' Day is a civic holiday that we celebrate in Massachusetts that marks the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. Re-enactments of these first battles occur annually at Lexington Green in Lexington, MA around 6AM and The Old North Bridge in Concord, MA around 9AM. On the morning of Patriots' Day, a mounted reenactor accompanied by a police escort retraces Paul Revere's ride, calling out warnings along the way.
Patriots' Day is usually observed on the Monday closest to April 19th. There is usually no school and you can be sure to catch a local parade or historic reenactment if you try.