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SAN JACINTO DAY

When is San Jacinto Day in 2023?

San Jacinto Day in 2023 is on the Friday, 21st of Apr (4/21/2023).

San Jacinto Day is on the 111nd day of 2023. There are 254 days left in the year.

San Jacinto Day Facts

  • Date: Apr 21, 2023
  • Regional
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  • Celebrations: Celebrations; visit the San Jacinto Monument
San Jacinto Day iImage Credit: wikipedia

Every year, Texans celebrate San Jacinto Day with great pride. It is a day that commemorates the battle of San Jacinto back in 1836. The battle between the Texan army and the Mexican army only took 18 minutes but was a turning point for Texas independence from Mexico.

What is the history of San Jacinto Day?

In the mid-19th century, Texas was part of Mexico, which had just escaped from the Spanish rule. However, Texans were discounted with the policies of the then Mexican President Santa Ana, who had apparently promised federalism but failed to deliver. American immigrants in Texas wanted slavery to continue, but Mexico had outlawed it already. In 1985, Texas was declared an independent state, but Santa Ana traveled to Texas to bring the uprising down. Led by General Sam Houston, the Texan Army attacked and defeated the Mexican army losing over 600 men. Santa Anna was also captured, and in exchange for his freedom, he signed a treaty to recognize Texas independence.

When is San Jacinto Day?

San Jacinto Day is observed every year on April 21st. The date coincides with the day the battle between the Texan army and the Mexican army took place. If the day falls on a weekend, the holiday is not moved to any other weekday.

Is San Jacinto Day a public holiday?

San Jacinto Day is a state holiday in Texas and a day off to the general population. However, the holiday is a partial staffing holiday requiring all state offices to remain open.

What is open or closed on San Jacinto Day?

San Jacinto Day being a day off in Texas, most organizations, businesses, and schools remain closed, but the state offices are open. The public transit services are also affected, and it would be important to check the timetable with the local transport authorities, especially if you intend to travel.

Things to do on San Jacinto Day

The most impressive celebration that you don’t want to miss is the reenactment ceremony held at the very spot the battle took place. The ceremony takes place at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic site and features various activities such as pyrotechnics, canons, and costumes. There might also be family entertainment and festivals to celebrate the Texan culture, nature, and history.

You could also visit the San Jacinto Monument. The monument, one of the tallest masonries in the world, stands at over 12 feet. Built with limestone back in 1936, the statue is indeed a beauty to behold.

San Jacinto Day is a time to fly the Texan flag popularly known as the lone star flag. You can twist it and decorate it in parties, picnics, and even a barbeque at home with friends. Don’t forget to light some fireworks to mark this important day.

San Jacinto Day Observances

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List of State Holidays of Texas in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 17, 2022Jan 17Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
WednesdayWedJan 19, 2022Jan 19Confederate Heroes' Day
MondayMonFeb 21, 2022Feb 21President's Day
WednesdayWedMar 02, 2022Mar 02Texas Independence Day
ThursdayThuMar 31, 2022Mar 31Cesar Chavez Day
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Good Friday
ThursdayThuApr 21, 2022Apr 21San Jacinto Day
MondayMonMay 30, 2022May 30Memorial Day
SundaySunJun 19, 2022Jun 19Emancipation Day
MondayMonJul 04, 2022Jul 04Independence Day
SaturdaySatAug 27, 2022Aug 27LBJ's Birthday
MondayMonSep 05, 2022Sep 05Labor Day
FridayFriNov 11, 2022Nov 11Veteran's Day
ThursdayThuNov 24, 2022Nov 24Thanksgiving Day
FridayFriNov 25, 2022Nov 25Day After Thanksgiving
SaturdaySatDec 24, 2022Dec 24Christmas Eve Day
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas Day
MondayMonDec 26, 2022Dec 26Day After Christmas

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FridayFriFeb 18, 2022Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
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FridayFriMar 04, 2022Mar 04National Employee Appreciation Day
SundaySunMar 06, 2022Mar 06National Walking Day
MondayMonMar 07, 2022Mar 07National Cereal Day
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SundaySunMar 20, 2022Mar 20National Proposal Day
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MondayMonOct 31, 2022Oct 31Halloween
ThursdayThuNov 03, 2022Nov 03National Sandwich Day
SundaySunNov 06, 2022Nov 06Daylight savings
FridayFriNov 25, 2022Nov 25Black Friday
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