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When is San Jacinto Day in 2024?

San Jacinto Day in 2024 is on the Sunday, 21st of Apr (4/21/2024).

San Jacinto Day is on the 112nd day of 2024. There are 254 days left in the year.

San Jacinto Day Facts

  • Date: Apr 21, 2024
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  • Celebrations: Celebrations; visit the San Jacinto Monument
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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

  • Tue
  • Apr 21, 2020
  • Wed
  • Apr 21, 2021
  • Thu
  • Apr 21, 2022
  • Fri
  • Apr 21, 2023
  • Sun
  • Apr 21, 2024

List of State Holidays of Texas in 2024

MondayMonJan 01, 2024Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 15, 2024Jan 15Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
FridayFriJan 19, 2024Jan 19Confederate Heroes' Day
MondayMonFeb 19, 2024Feb 19President's Day
SaturdaySatMar 02, 2024Mar 02Texas Independence Day
FridayFriMar 29, 2024Mar 29Good Friday
SundaySunMar 31, 2024Mar 31Cesar Chavez Day
SundaySunApr 21, 2024Apr 21San Jacinto Day
MondayMonMay 27, 2024May 27Memorial Day
WednesdayWedJun 19, 2024Jun 19Emancipation Day
ThursdayThuJul 04, 2024Jul 04Independence Day
TuesdayTueAug 27, 2024Aug 27LBJ's Birthday
MondayMonSep 02, 2024Sep 02Labor Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04Rosh Hashanah
SaturdaySatOct 12, 2024Oct 12Yom Kippur
MondayMonNov 11, 2024Nov 11Veteran's Day
ThursdayThuNov 28, 2024Nov 28Thanksgiving Day
FridayFriNov 29, 2024Nov 29Day After Thanksgiving
TuesdayTueDec 24, 2024Dec 24Christmas Eve Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2024Dec 25Christmas Day
ThursdayThuDec 26, 2024Dec 26Day After Christmas

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2024

FridayFriJan 12, 2024Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
FridayFriJan 19, 2024Jan 19National Popcorn Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02National Wear Red Day
WednesdayWedFeb 07, 2024Feb 07National Signing Day
FridayFriFeb 09, 2024Feb 09National Pizza Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2024Feb 14Valentine's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 15, 2024Feb 15National Bagel Day
SundaySunFeb 18, 2024Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
ThursdayThuFeb 22, 2024Feb 22National Margarita Day
ThursdayThuFeb 29, 2024Feb 29Leap Day
FridayFriMar 01, 2024Mar 01National Employee Appreciation Day
ThursdayThuMar 07, 2024Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 10, 2024Mar 10Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 11, 2024Mar 11National Napping Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Walkout Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Pi Day
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2024Mar 20National Proposal Day
SaturdaySatMar 23, 2024Mar 23National Puppy Day
SaturdaySatMar 30, 2024Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 03, 2024Apr 03National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 04, 2024Apr 04National Burrito Day
SundaySunApr 07, 2024Apr 07National Beer Day
ThursdayThuApr 11, 2024Apr 11National Pet Day
FridayFriApr 12, 2024Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 02, 2024May 02National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 12, 2024May 12Mother's Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Towel Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 07, 2024Jun 07National Donut Day
SaturdaySatJun 08, 2024Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2024Jun 16Father's Day
FridayFriJun 21, 2024Jun 21National Selfie Day
SaturdaySatJun 22, 2024Jun 22National Kissing Day
SaturdaySatJul 13, 2024Jul 13National French Fry Day
SundaySunJul 14, 2024Jul 14National Nude Day
WednesdayWedJul 17, 2024Jul 17National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 21, 2024Jul 21National Ice Cream Day
TuesdayTueJul 23, 2024Jul 23Amazon Prime Day
WednesdayWedJul 24, 2024Jul 24National Tequila Day
MondayMonJul 29, 2024Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
ThursdayThuAug 01, 2024Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 04, 2024Aug 04National Sister Day
WednesdayWedSep 18, 2024Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
ThursdayThuOct 03, 2024Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Vodka Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Taco Day
WednesdayWedOct 09, 2024Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 19, 2024Oct 19Sweetest Day
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2024Oct 29National Cat Day
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2024Oct 31Halloween
SundaySunNov 03, 2024Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 29, 2024Nov 29Black Friday
MondayMonDec 02, 2024Dec 02Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 07, 2024Dec 07Candle Day
MondayMonDec 09, 2024Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 20, 2024Dec 20National Ugly Sweater day