Happy Evacuation Day

“It was one of these wink, wink, nudge, nudge things in it was a way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a cloak of historical significance,” said Charles Swift, a historian who is the executive director of the Gibson House Museum in Back Bay. “Also, for Irish politicians, Evacuation Day was a way to tweak the British.”

from: This South Boston map won’t help on St. Patrick’s Day, Boston Globe, March 17, 2008

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