What’s open and what’s closed on Patriots’ Day 2023

The Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill, Boston. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
The Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill, Boston. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Patriots’ Day commemorates the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. But in Massachusetts, you more commonly hear residents refer to it as Marathon Monday.

Though not a federal holiday, hours for state offices, schools and some businesses will be different — especially on the Boston Marathon route. Here's the rundown of what's open and closed in Massachusetts on April 17.

Federal offices: Open.

Federal courts: Open.

Post offices: Open.

State offices: Closed.

RMV: Closed.

State courts: Closed.

Municipal offices: Closed.

Public schools: Closed.

Libraries: Closed.

Trash pickup: Check with your local government or provider. Boston residents can check for pickup delays by searching their address here.

Banks: Open.

Stock market: Open.

Retail locations: Open.

Liquor stores: Open.

Supermarkets: Open.

MBTA: Buses and The Ride will run on a Saturday schedule. The subway, commuter rail and ferry will run on a weekday schedule, according to the MBTA.


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