Texas Independence Day

Texas Independence Day Quick Facts

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2020 DateMarch 2, 2020
2021 DateMarch 2, 2021
Texas Independence Day

Texas Independence Day History

Texas Independence Day commemorates their Independence from Mexico on March 2, 1836. Sixty delegates from all over Texas signed the declaration. The Texas Declaration of Independence was announced at a conference on Washington-on-the-Brazos. The fight between the Republic of Texas and Mexican Army last for more than one month. The Republic of Texas was annexed to the US by joint resolution of the US Congress 9 years after Texas obtained Independence.

Texas Independence Day Facts & Quotes

  • Texas remained independent for almost 10 years until US Congress admitted Texas into the Union in 1845 as part of the Tyler Texas Treaty.
  • The Republic of Texas had five other capital cities before settling on Austin. Past capitals included: Washington on the Brazos, Harrisburg, Galveston, Velasco and West Columbia.
  • Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the world. - John Steinbeck
  • Texas is a hotbed of insanely good bands and musicians - Henry Rollins
  • Texas will again lift it’s head and stand among the nations. It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can compare with in natural advantages - Sam Houston

Texas Independence Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • The day is celebrated by festivals that include band music, children’s activities, story-telling sessions about how Texas won Independence from Mexico and became a republic during the 19th century.
  • On Saturday and Sunday around the camp there is special guest and entertainment will include Texas A&M University Singing Cadets, wreath laying ceremony at the Children’s Monument, musicians will bring old music, crafts and farmer market.
  • The Star of Texas Dulcimers will entertain visitors in the Museum’s theater with performance with American folk music.

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