I know Evacuation Day doesn't officially occur until March 17th, but I couldn't wait to start the celebration. It's one of my favorite Suffolk County holidays! And besides, who doesn't love a three day weekend in the middle of March that just happens to coincide with St. Patrick's Day.
Ok, for those of you still confused, here's the low down. In March of 1776 the Continental troops forced the British army to evacuate Boston. In 1901 Evacuation Day was created as an official holiday to be celebrated in Suffolk County, Cambridge, and Somerville.
Even though I do not live in Boston anymore, working there does have some perks. And this is one of them. As is Bunker Hill day in June but that's a topic for another post.
So fire up your muskets and grab a mug of green beer. It's time to celebrate!