Always celebrate on the 3rd Monday of April, this year the 18th is Patriot’s Day. The actual date celebrated is April 19th, 1775 as Colonial Patriots gathered at Lexington and Concord to meet the “Red Coats”. Initially the “Red Coats” simply rolled past the Americans but found nothing they were after, namely an armory. Their return to Boston turned out to be anything but a calm walk home. The war was underway and the “Patriot’s” had shown the greatest army in the world at the time that this was going to be tougher than they thought.
How to celebrate – Read about the American Revolution. Read about Paul Revere’s ride. Visit Williamsburg, Virginia.