And Evacuation Day, which truly is a silly holiday, is a wonderful way to allow everybody to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day without violating all that church and state stuff. One unique Massachusetts tradition is that, on this day, some tightwad state representative rails against how much Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day cost the state. Yes, Evacuation Day isn’t a particularly momentous occasion in terms of U.S. history, but the Battle of Bunker Hill is kinda important–we should remember it. If the colonists had lost the battle (or had been crushed), our history would be very different.
Besides, nobody’s around in June anyway.