Nick, how do you normally spend Evacuation Day?
Nick: OH MY GOD IT’S A HISTORY QUESTION!
Kelly: No, it’s not babe.
Nick: YES IT IS!>
Ty: What’s Evacuation Day?
Kelly: No no no.
Nick: YAY! Evacuation Day is the celebration of the day the British troops finally abandoned Boston during the early parts of the Revolutionary War! See most of Boston was occupied early in the war because back then, it was essentially an island. There was only one land bridge to the city, and the British controlled that bridge, the city, and the harbor. Evacuation Day is March 17th, it’s the day they finally said fuck it and gave up on Boston and got the hell out. In Boston, it was a holiday for a long time, where government workers got the day off and schools were out.
Zane: Is he still high? Is he doing this while high?
Kelly: You should see it when he’s not high, there are usually more … hand gestures.
Zane: Fascinating …
Ty: My boy Irish is a history nerd. He knows EVERYTHING.
Zane: But he’s so stoned …
Nick: It’s not a holiday anymore, because the city decided it had too many days off and it was costing money and shit, but it’s the same day as St. Patrick’s Day so everyone celebrates Evacuation Day whether they know it or not. Usually by getting shitfaced and waking up in the morning with Lucky Charms in their pockets.
Kelly: Don’t you usually work the St. Patrick’s Day parade?
Nick: Yeah, I get paid overtime and it keeps me from getting shitfaced and waking up in the morning with Lucky Charms in my pockets.