Mass.gov Blog

The official Blog of the Website of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Tag Archives: national holidays

Celebrating Presidents’ Day in Massachusetts Posted on Feb 13

Celebrating Presidents’ Day in Massachusetts

In 1783, after leading the Continental Army to victory against the British, George Washington made an even bolder move: He gave up power to a grateful Congress. Had he not believed in civilian control of the military and the ideals for which he fought, George   …Continue Reading Celebrating Presidents’ Day in Massachusetts

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Posted on Jan 16

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During his life, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the Civil Rights Movement through nonviolent acts of protest and helped end legal segregation of African American citizens.   …Continue Reading Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Seven Safety Tips for the 4th of July Posted on Jun 20

Seven Safety Tips for the 4th of July

This is Mass.Gov’s post for 2014. Click here for our 4th of July 2015 post. In 1775, the first shots at Lexington and Concord were fired, marking the beginnings of the American Revolution. Today, Americans take time each year on July 4th to celebrate the   …Continue Reading Seven Safety Tips for the 4th of July

How to Celebrate and Serve on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Posted on Jan 14

How to Celebrate and Serve on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Through organized, non-violent and peaceful means, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the world by dedicating his life to the pursuit of basic civil rights for all people. He dreamed of a world where people of all races and backgrounds could live, work, and help   …Continue Reading How to Celebrate and Serve on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day