Bennington Battle Day in USA – What holiday is today?
Bennington Battle Day in the United States of America (USA) is celebrated in the memory of a battle of the American revolutionary War. The Battle of Bennington took place on August 16, 1777. In this war, the British forces have been defeated by the American rebels. So the day of battle got renowned by the name of Bennington Battle Day in United States of America (USA).
History of Bennington Battle:
The place in which this battle took place is New York but it is named after a village in Bennington County, Vermont that is located in United States. This village is known as Old Bennington and the Battle of Bennington got its name from this place. In that place Bennington Battle Monument stands.
Bennington Battle Monument:
Bennington Battle Monument was built to memorialize the Battle of Bennington. This monument is owned by the State of Vermont and is supported by a non-profit volunteer group i.e. The Friends of the Monument. This Monument was completed in 1891.
Bennington Battle Monument Events:
A number of events are scheduled at the Monument each year and the public is welcome to attend these events. For 2017 Events, Bennington Battle Monument opened on the 22nd of August. Bennington Battle Monument Events 2017 are going to take place in the certain order in such a way:
- Vermont’s Day – 11th June 2017 – 12th June 2017
- Flag Day – 14th June 2017
- Reading and Celebration of the Declaration of Independence – 4th July 2017
- The Annual Battle Day 5K Road Race – 12th August 2017
- Weekend Anniversary celebration of the Battle of Bennington (Living History Encampment)– 12th August – 13th August 2017
- Commemorative Ceremony of the Bennington Battle Day at the Battle Field – 16th August 2017
- Women of the Revolution – 19th August 2017
- Fight for Air Climb – American Lung Association Climbs the Steps of the Bennington Battle Monument – 9th September 2017
Vermont State Holidays:
Bennington Battle Day is a State Holiday in Vermont. This holiday is celebrated to honor the Battle of Bennington.
US Public Holiday 2017:
If we have a look at American Holidays Calendar, we can see a long list of Official Holidays in United States. In the list of US Public Holidays 2017, this holiday’s date is fixed. So as this occasion occurs on August 16 every year then according to this date, in 2017, this event is going to take place on a Wednesday.
Bennington Battle Day 2017 and 2018:
Bennington Battle Day 2017 falls on August 16, 2017 i.e. Wednesday and Bennington Battle Day 2018 falls on August 16, 2018 i.e. Thursday.
Bennington Battle Day Parade 2017:
Bennington Battle Day Parade is not only the time to honor American local heroes but this parade is also a great opportunity to invite people to town. Bennington Battle Day Parade 2017 is planned to begin at 12:30 p.m. sharp. This will last for two hours and will start from Main Street to the Fire Station. This parade includes a variety of bands and musical groups. There will be a large number of local people and other community members taking part in it.
Bennington Battle Day Holiday Calendar:
|Date||Week Day||Year||Holiday Name||Holiday Type||Where It is Observed|
|Aug 16||Thu||2012||Bennington Battle Day||State holiday||Vermont|
|Aug 16||Fri||2013||Bennington Battle Day||State holiday||Vermont|
|Aug 16||Sat||2014||Bennington Battle Day||State holiday||Vermont|
|Aug 16||Sun||2015||Bennington Battle Day||State holiday||Vermont|
|Aug 16||Tue||2016||Bennington Battle Day||State holiday||Vermont|
|Aug 16||Wed||2017||Bennington Battle Day||State holiday||Vermont|
|Aug 16||Thu||2018||Bennington Battle Day||State holiday||Vermont|
|Aug 16||Fri||2019||Bennington Battle Day||State holiday||Vermont|
|Aug 16||Sun||2020||Bennington Battle Day||State holiday||Vermont|
|Aug 16||Mon||2021||Bennington Battle Day||State holiday||Vermont|
|Aug 16||Tue||2022||Bennington Battle Day||State holiday||Vermont|