FRAMINGHAM – Monday, April 15 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 123rd 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 6th anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings in Boston. The bombings killed three individuals and injured more than 250 others.
2018 tax returns are due on Monday, but Monday, April 15, is Patriots Day in Massachusetts.
Since, the following day, April 16, is Emancipation Day, a holiday that is celebrated in Washington D.C., Massachusetts residents do not have to file state and federal taxes until Wednesday, April 17 by 11:59 p.m.
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