Patriots' Day is a holiday in Massachusetts. Municipal and state offices will be closed. Federal offices, including the Swampscott Post Office, will be open.
Patriots' Day commemorates colonists' defending their turf against British soldiers in 1775. Minutemen or militia got wind that British troops were bound for Lexington and Concord to seize colonists' weapons. Minutemen confronted the troops, fighting the first of what would become eight years of war, the Revolutionary War. Today is a state holiday but not a federal one. Trash Pickup Monday is a holiday. No trash pickup.
See what's open and closed today and tomorrow.
OPEN Monday, Dec. 31: CLOSED Monday: New Year's Day The following are CLOSED New Year's Day:
With the exception of some restaurants, pharmacies, Dunkin' Donuts (7 am to 1 pm) and convenience stores most every other place in town is closed on Christmas Day, Sunday.
Here is a list of what's open and closed in Swampscott: Restaurants: These restaurants are open: Aikia Steakhouse at (435 Paradise Road, 781-581-5888) China Green (203 Burrill St., 781-592-5357) Yan’s China Bistro (146 Humphrey St., 781-593-3308) Gourmet Garden (430 Paradise Road, 781-599-1780) Thai Thani (408 Humphrey St., 781-596-1820) Convenience stores: Open 7-11 (444 Humphrey St., 781-581-5487) Pharmacies: Open CVS (413 Paradise Road, 781-595-8588) Walgreen (450 Paradise Road, 781-581-1327) Coffee Shops Dunkin' Donuts (Paradise Road, 781-780-3570) From 7 am to 1 pm Retail stores: Closed Banks: Closed Liquor stores: Closed Government Offices: Closed