TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY
When is Texas Independence Day in 2023?
Texas Independence Day in 2023 is on the Tuesday, 4th of Jul (7/04/2023).
Texas Independence Day is on the 185th day of 2023. There are 180 days left in the year.
Texas Independence Day Facts
- Date: Jul 04, 2023
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- Celebrations: Celebrations; Parade, cultural performances, partying
Texas Independence Day is observed across Texas to commemorate the day the state adopted its independence from Mexico.
What is the history of Texas Independence Day?
Texas is an exciting state noting that over six sovereignty nations have ruled the territory. When Mexico gained independence, it claimed Texas as one of its territories. However, there were many disagreements between Texas and Mexico, which resulted in the Texas Revolution in 1835. On March 2nd, 1836, the Republic of Texas was formed after the state gained independence.
When is Texas Independence Day?
Texas Independence Day is marked every year on March 2nd. On the same date, Texans also observe Sam Houston Day and Texas Flag Day.
Is Texas Independence Day a public holiday?
The day is exclusive to Texans, who observe it as a state holiday but a partial staffing Day for all the state offices. The day is, however, not moved to a weekday when the holiday falls on a weekend.
What is open or closed on Texas Independence Day?
Texas Independence Day is a day off to the general population. Schools, organizations, and most businesses remain closed. Government and state offices should be opened, but the authorities may decide to give the workers a day off.
Things to do on Texas Independence Day
Texas Independence Day is marked with a variety of activities across different cities and towns in Texas.
The most famous event is the Texas Independence Day parade in Austin. The parade is made colorful by marching music bands, performers and acrobats as the crowds on the roadside wave the Texan flag and cheer them. Various children's activities, like storytelling and cook-offs, are also organized in different towns.
You can also decide to explore Texas and enjoy its beauty. A scenic drive, a dip in the state's waters, or a relaxing meal by one of Texas's famous lakes will grant you that deserving festive mood that you need. So, take some time outdoors on Texas Independence Day and refresh.
If you do not have a Texas branded apparel, it's time to get one. Show your patriotic side by adorning a t-shirt, a classic accessory, or even a hat, wear it with pride on Texas Independence Day.