Harvard and MIT, in Cambridge, Massachusetts have been ranked among the most highly regarded academic institutions in the world. In 2018, Massachusetts’s overall educational system was ranked the top among all fifty U.S. states by U.S. News & World Report. In 2004, it became the first U.S. state to legally recognize same-sex marriage as a result of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s decision in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health. Countryaah.com: Offers a full list of nationwide and statewide holidays in Massachusetts starting from January 1st – New Year’s Day. Also covers the most recent three years of public holidays within the state of Massachusetts.