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Patriot Day or September 11th

Sep 11, 2020

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Significance of Patriot Day
Patriot Day, also referred to as 9/11 or September 11, is a holiday observed annually on September 11. It is a day dedicated to remembering and paying tribute to the 2,977 people killed and numerous people who were injured during the terrorist attacks on September 11,2001, in New York, Washington DC and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in the United States. This holiday should not be confused with Patriots' Day: the anniversary of the beginning of the American Revolution and the holiday celebrated in Massachusetts, Maine, and other states.
History of Patriot Day
On September 11, 2001, four jet planes were hijacked. The hijackers then deliberately flew three of the planes into the New York World Trade Centre and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, causing the deaths of 2,977 people. The fourth plane (United Airlines Flight 93) was directed at Washington DC, but its passengers bravely attempted to take back control and it crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. These attacks, because of the loss of life and damage caused, form the biggest act of terrorism ever on United States soil.
The attacks did not only have an immense economic impact on the United Sates but additionally brought increased attention to national security. This has had huge implications for United States national and international politics (particularly for the relationships between the United States and Islamic countries in the Middle East).
Patriot Day 2020 is recognized by United States law as the official day of remembrance for these tragic events, and has been observed every year since the attacks. Although the attacks took place within the United Stated, the shock and grief experienced in response to the attacks was shared throughout the world, and for this reason Patriot Day 2020 will be observed, not only in America, but across the world.
Traditions of Patriot Day
Traditionally, Patriot Day 2020 is viewed as a time of honour and remembrance. Annually, on this day, American flags are flown at half-staff. The United State President asks fellow Americans to observe a moment of silence at 8.46am (Eastern Daylight Time), the time of the first plane collision into the North Tower of the World Trade Centre.
Even though Patriot Day 2020 is not a federal holiday, some people and organizations may take some time out to hold prayers for the victims of the attacks, but these do not usually affect public life for more than a few minutes.
When is Patriot Day 2020
Patriot Day 2020 falls on September 11, annually. The date on which the holiday falls on remain the same, but the day of the week changes each year; consult the above table for exact holiday dates.
Following are the dates for Patriot Day or September 11th 2020 and Patriot Day or September 11th 2021.  Also shown are the days of the week the holiday falls on each year.
Patriot Day or September 11th 2020    Friday
Patriot Day or September 11th 2021    Saturday
Patriot Day or September 11th 2022    Sunday    
Patriot Day or September 11th 2023    Monday
Patriot Day or September 11th 2024    Wednesday
Patriot Day or September 11th 2025    Thursday
Patriot Day or September 11th 2026    Friday
Patriot Day or September 11th 2027    Saturday
Patriot Day or September 11th 2028    Monday
Patriot Day or September 11th 2029    Tuesday
Patriot Day or September 11th 2030    Wednesday


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