State of the Week: Massachusetts, United States

We've gathered the basic information you'll need for your trip to the East Coast's state that has the oldest park and school in the United States - Massachusetts. While it is well-known that this state has an impressive list of historical events, it is also equally important to be in the know of the present facts and symbols that make it one of the country's most momentous places worth visiting.
Other title(s): Bay State, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Old Colony State
Continent: America
Capital: Boston
Most populous city:: Boston
Current political leader: Governor Charlie Baker
Currency: United States Dollars (US$)
Language(s): English
National Costume:
Major Religion(s): Catholic, Protestant
Famous landmarks: Boston, Freedom Trail, Berkshires, Concord, Gloucester, Cape Ann, Salem, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod, Provincetown/P-town
National Symbol: Flower: Mayflower; Bird: black-capped chickadee wild turkey; Coat of arms: American Indian and a star
Movies filmed in Morocco: The Motorcycle Diaries, Anaconda, Mancora, Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Eith Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon
Famous people: Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Dratch, Benjamin Franklin, Michael Bloomberg, Donnie Wahlberg, Conan O' Brien, Sylvia Plath
Climate: Boston in particular experiences four seasons so it's best to be aware of the weather during a visit. A summer day high average temperature is usually at 80F with a bit of thunderstorm here and there but then cools to about 60F at night. Expect crisp, cooler days in the fall. On winters it can get colder inland but less cold on the coast. Early spring would still be cold however expect more rains during April. Humidity start to rise in late April to May.
Popular festivals: Boston Marathon, Patriot's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Dine Out Boston, Boston Wine Festival, Boston Pride Festival, Harborfest, First Night First Day, Head of the Charles Regatta