Talk:Patriots' Day

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Tax Day[edit]

Unfortunately, Connecticut federal tax returns are now filed to Kansas City. No Patriots' Day extra day for us.

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I had no idea this was not a national holiday before I moved away from Boston to the west coast.

The fact that we now have the national day of Patriot Day confused everyone to whom I asked here whether or not we get Patriot's Day off.

Patriot's Day is a state government and bank holiday (in Massachusetts), it is sometimes also a work holiday but this varies among employers. (Smaller locally-based companies are more likely to honor the day this way than national and multinational companies.)


My editing is not the best so if someone else wants to add this I have included the link to the info on the IRS website. This year due to the Noreaster that hit, certain states were granted an additional 2 days for taxes bringing the deadline to April 19th. Thay have to write "April 16 Storm" on the return. Here is link.,,id=169523,00.html


Tax deadline extensions for Patriots' Day are properly part of this article. Tax problems caused by weather have no place here, nor do the effects of Emancipation Day. Weather and Emancipation Day do not belong here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:32, 31 January 2008 (UTC)


Someone put Wisconsin on the list of states celebrating it. The Wisconsin Statutes, section 895.20 Legal holidays, does not include Patriot's Day. I did find that the public schools take it as a holiday ( --Mark Adler 22:50, 15 November 2005 (UTC)

Future dates[edit]

Is this section really necessary? It'll have to be updated every year, which is really needless work. -- LGagnon 19:34, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

  • Nah, not really. I was just adding some mildly helpful info. It doesn't need to be updated every year, because we already know the next three years. But, still, it's OK to delete it if you'd rather. —Mark Adler (markles) 00:08, 8 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Umm, can someone explain this to me... if Patriots Day is today (Wednesday, April 19th), how did it delay Tax Day for those of us in the Northeast USA? It shouldn't have affected anything. I'm kinda lost on this.*
    • "Since 1969, however, the holiday has been observed on the third Monday." April 17 was Patriot's Day, not April 19. And April 17th was Tax Day. Hence the delay. -Severinus 21:53, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
  • I don't think a future date section is needed since it's easily predictable. (3rd Monday in April) It's holidays that are based on Lunar Calendars that need future dates. (Most or all Jewish Holidays, some Christian Holidays, etc.) Joncnunn 14:59, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

District of Columbia[edit]

The confusion is understandable, but the April holiday in the District of Columbia is Emancipation Day, first recognized in 2005. [1] It's now coninciding with the tax filing date and Patriots' Day. The IRS explains how it's the DC holiday, with its ripple effect on many federal activities nationwide, that is causing the extension. [2]

Patriot's Day is also a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and IRS allows the extra day.

  • This isn't true. [3] DC and other areas got the extra day for tax returns because the IRS processing center is in MA, where it is a legal holiday. [4] - Severinus 19:11, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
The original poster was correct. Here is the announcement on the IRS web site. "the following day, Monday, April 16, is Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in the District of Columbia.". It doesn't make sense the way you said it. There is more than one IRS processing center and in the past when Patriot's day fell on Tax Day only the states serviced by the Andover,MA preccessing center got the extension. This year all states get the extension. APL 21:53, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
  • This is probably confusing because there was nothing preventing those outside of MA from going to their post office on the 17th. Joncnunn 15:04, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

Oklahoma City Bombing[edit]

This event did not occur on Patriots' Day. It occurred on April 19, but in 1995, Patriots' Day was on April 17. I think this link should be removed, as it's confusing and irrelevant. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:04, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

It depends what date you want to use as Patriots' Day -- the original, traditional date or the currently observed date. The bombing occurred on the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord and it is that anniversary that Patriots' Day celebrates. The bombing's date was chosen not because it was Patriots' Day but because it was the anniversary of the bombing. The bombing was the bomber's way to marking the anniversary. Should it be mentioned here? I think so, but only in passing because it is connected though not in a casual way. --Iloilo Wanderer (talk) 03:55, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Third monday?[edit]

According to the article, Patriot's day is the third Monday of April. The article also lists April 19th, 2010, as a previous Patriot's Day, and April 21st, 2014, as a future Patriot's Day.

Both of these dates are on the 4th Monday of April for that year. What gives? Other sources describe the same "Third Monday" rule, but this doesn't seem to be so. -- (talk) 03:27, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

No - check your calendars again. They are both the third Monday of the month.- DavidWBrooks (talk) 10:47, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Petition to make it a National Holiday[edit]

There is currently a White House petition to make Patriots' Day a National Holiday. - (talk) 22:43, 19 April 2013 (UTC)