Patriots’ Day: What’s open, what’s closed

The Minuteman statue in Lexington. iStock photo

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Patriots’ Day is a Massachusetts state holiday, which is held on the third Monday of April to commemorate the 1775 battles of Lexington and Concord, which began the American Revolution.

It is not a federally-recognized holiday, and as such, many services that are typically unavailable on holidays are available on Patriots’ Day.

  • Banks: Most open
  • Courts: Closed
  • Federal Offices: Open
  • Libraries: Most closed
  • Malls: Open regular hours
  • Municipal Offices: Closed
  • Post Office: Open, mail delivery as scheduled
  • Public Transit: See below for changes
  • Registry of Motor Vehicles: Closed
  • Restaurants: Open
  • Retail Stores: Open
  • Schools: Closed, public universities and community colleges also have the day off, private colleges are largely open
  • State Offices: Closed
  • Stock Market: Open

Public Transit Services:

  • BRTA: Full weekday service
  • FRTA: No service, John W. Olver Transit Center closed for holiday
  • PVTA: Most routes running as normal, with a few exceptions in services to area colleges. Click here for changes.

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