For most people in this country the third Monday in April passes by without much fanfare. However, in Maine and Massachusetts (and Wisconsin oddly enough) the day is celebrated as Patriots’ Day. Patriots’ Day commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles in the American War for Independence, which were fought on April 19, 1775. Obviously celebrated in Massachusetts, it is also celebrated in Maine, given the fact that Maine remained part of Massachusetts until 1820. Traditions like the Boston Marathon and the Red Sox morning start make it a truly remarkable day in Boston, but the small town of Ogunquit does their best to provide some fun and educational activities of their own. Activities include treasure hunts, a fife and drum parade, beach bazaar, and historical reenactments. Be sure to visit April 21-23 to enjoy this uniquely Maine tradition.