Why is Evacuation day celebrated in USA?

The Evacuation Day is celebrated on March 17th March every year in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in the USA. It is the day when the British troops evacuated Boston during the American Revolutionary War. Boston hosts various activities each year to reminisce this event. The day also coincides with St Patrick’s Day and calls for double celebration. There are many activities that are organized during Evacuation Day, some of which include: skits, essay competitions, and so on.

It is a public holiday in Suffolk County, Massachusetts as many public offices and educational institutions are closed on this day.  Evacuation day celebrates the independence of New York and America. It is believed that George Washington had placed bulwarks on Dorchester Heights- an elevated place in the city. The British troops occupying Boston immediately realized they were outgunned, which forced more than 11,000 British troops and many loyalists to evacuate Boston city on March 17 by ship and sail to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The non-violent emancipation of Boston brought an end to the eight-year British occupation of the city. It was a remarkable win for the Continental Army to evacuate from Boston. Just like the Bunker Hill Day, June 17 is also a locally-celebrated event.

Dorchester Heights is a strategic place in South Boston due to its elevation as you can get view of entire Boston. When you visit the area, you can also explore Dorchester Heights monument, which is made of white marble. It is the highest area in the neighborhood and presents a fascinating view of Boston Harbor as well as downtown.

If you want to visit the city during Evacuation day celebration, you must check online hotel deals at various hotel review sites. The place is of historical importance and it definitely makes sense to witness the way they celebrate their independence.

 

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