National Boston Day takes place on January 16 every year to celebrate the unique name of Boston. It is believed to be a name of Middle English origin. Boston is also a place in the U.S. that is the capital of Massachusetts. It is the largest city in the state of Massachusetts and among the oldest established cities in the United States. The possible meaning of the name can be traced to the woods.
History of National Boston Day
The name Boston comes from the name of a place that is the capital of the state of Massachusetts. But this city also got its name from another small port town called Boston in Lincolnshire, England. The city was most likely named after this town because most immigrants originally hailed from there. In a letter, Colonist Thomas Dudley explained that in 1631, Countess of Lincoln always wanted to name the capital of Massachusetts after Boston.
Before the Massachusetts Bay colonists arrived in Boston in 1603, it was called Trimount, probably because of the large hill with three peaks which consisted of the area’s geography at the time. They later cut down these peaks to fill the bays when Boston’s land-making project began, and only Beacon Hill remains today. Who named it Trimount is not clear, but as it is not a Native-American word, it was most likely named by colonists, traders, or explorers.
The Boston town in England means Botolph’s town, which honors the 7th-century English saint named Botolph. St Botolph is the patron saint of travelers and farming; his feast day in English is celebrated on June 17. Boston became popular after the trend of naming people after place names, including Brooklyn, Austin, and Dallas.
National Boston Day timeline
Before the Massachusetts Bay colonists arrived in Boston, it was called Trimount, probably because of the large hill with three peaks which consisted of the area's geography at the time.
Colonist Thomas Dudely writes in a letter that the Countess of Lincoln wanted to name the capital of Massachusetts after Boston.
St Botolph is the patron saint of travelers and farming; his feast day in English is celebrated on June 17.
The well-known Boston Tea Party takes place and 342 chests of tea belonging to the British East India Company are thrown into the Boston Harbor.
National Boston Day FAQs
Is Boston a girl or boy name?
It is primarily a male name.
What is Boston famous for?
It is known for its Fenway Park, Marathon, and baked beans.
Is Boston a nice city?
It is ranked as the 8th most desirable place to live in the U.S. by CBS News.
National Boston Day Activities
Learn the history
This day brings with it great history. It celebrates not only the name but also the place.
Spread the message and inform people. Tell everyone why this day is noteworthy and why it should be celebrated.
Throw a party
Throw a party not less grand than the Boston tea party. Celebrate this day with people named Boston.
5 Important Facts You Should Know About Boston
Famous people named Boston
Boston Scott, the American football player, is among the famous Bostons.
It is ranked 922nd in terms of popularity.
It gained popularity over the years
In 1950, there were seven people named Boston but n 1988, there were 18, and in 2013, there were 505.
The first subway in America
Boston built the first subway in America in 1897.
The first chocolate factory
The first chocolate factory in America opened in Boston in 1765.
Why We Love National Boston Day
It celebrates the name
This day celebrates the name and people. It is a special day for people named Boston.
It celebrates the city
It is also a celebration of the city. This day celebrates the city and its rich history.
It brings people joy
It is a day of joy and delight. It makes people happy.
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