FRAMINGHAM – Monday, April 16 is Marathon Monday and Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts.
Patriots’ Day is an official state holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. The holiday was originally celebrated on April 19, the actual anniversary of the battles (fought in 1775), but since 1969 it has been observed on the third Monday in April in Massachusetts.
The third Monday in April is also the running of the Boston Marathon – this year it is the 122nd running of 26.2 mile race from Hopkinton to Boston. The route passes through Framingham along Route 135, with a big celebration now at Mile 6 in downtown at the intersection of Route 126 and 135.
April 15 marked the 5th anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings in Boston. The bombings killed three individuals and injured more than 250 others.
Because in 2018 April 15 falls on a Sunday, and Monday April 16 is a state holiday in Massachusetts, taxes are not due until April 17 for Commonwealth residents.
As it is a state holiday in Massachusetts, City of Framingham offices, including the library and the Callahan Center and the Memorial Building are all closed.
There is no curbside trash collection. Framingham will operate on a one-day delayed collection.
Schools are closed this week, as it is the scheduled April vacation.
As it is NOT a federal holiday, there is mail delivery.
Retail stores: Open