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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
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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

List of State Holidays of Texas in 2023

SundaySunJan 01, 2023Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 02, 2023Jan 02New Year Holiday
MondayMonJan 16, 2023Jan 16Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
ThursdayThuJan 19, 2023Jan 19Confederate Heroes' Day
MondayMonFeb 20, 2023Feb 20President's Day
ThursdayThuMar 02, 2023Mar 02Texas Independence Day
FridayFriMar 31, 2023Mar 31Cesar Chavez Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07Good Friday
FridayFriApr 21, 2023Apr 21San Jacinto Day
MondayMonMay 29, 2023May 29Memorial Day
MondayMonJun 19, 2023Jun 19Emancipation Day
TuesdayTueJul 04, 2023Jul 04Independence Day
SundaySunAug 27, 2023Aug 27LBJ's Birthday
MondayMonSep 04, 2023Sep 04Labor Day
SaturdaySatSep 16, 2023Sep 16Rosh Hashanah
MondayMonSep 25, 2023Sep 25Yom Kippur
FridayFriNov 10, 2023Nov 10Veteran's Day Holiday
SaturdaySatNov 11, 2023Nov 11Veteran's Day
ThursdayThuNov 23, 2023Nov 23Thanksgiving Day
FridayFriNov 24, 2023Nov 24Day After Thanksgiving
SundaySunDec 24, 2023Dec 24Christmas Eve Day
MondayMonDec 25, 2023Dec 25Christmas Day
TuesdayTueDec 26, 2023Dec 26Day After Christmas

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FridayFriFeb 03, 2023Feb 03National Wear Red Day
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TuesdayTueFeb 14, 2023Feb 14Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedFeb 15, 2023Feb 15National Bagel Day
SaturdaySatFeb 18, 2023Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
TuesdayTueFeb 21, 2023Feb 21National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 22, 2023Feb 22National Margarita Day
FridayFriMar 03, 2023Mar 03National Employee Appreciation Day
TuesdayTueMar 07, 2023Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 12, 2023Mar 12Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 13, 2023Mar 13National Napping Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Walkout Day
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MondayMonMar 20, 2023Mar 20National Proposal Day
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WednesdayWedJun 21, 2023Jun 21National Selfie Day
ThursdayThuJun 22, 2023Jun 22National Kissing Day
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