Did you know, on March 2, 1836 the Texan colonists drove out the Mexican army and declared Texas a free and independent republic (aka Texas Independence Day)! Ten years after Texas declared independence from Mexico she joined the ranks of United States as the 28th state to unite with the Union. Even though we’ve sworn allegiance to the United States all Texan’s carry that unique independent pride in their heart, maybe that’s why we’re the only state that can fly our state flag at the same level as the U.S. Flag by Federal Law.
This Saturday, March 2, 2013, is the day we Texans will honor and remember that momentous occasion in our state’s long and dramatic history when we declared our Texas Independence. So get out your cowboy hat and boots and let Texas Treats be your guide to the festivities happening all around our great state. Below are a few Texas Independence Day events taking place around the Lone Star State you and your family can enjoy.
- Austin: If you live near our state capital be sure join the fun at the Celebrate Texas Events on March 2, 2013. Starting at 9:30 AM watch the parade march up Congress Avenue. After the parade make your way to the Capital Rotunda for the Capital Celebration.
- Washington, TX: If you really want to experience authentic Texas Independence then go to the place where it all started, Washington-on-the-Brazos. This historical landmark will celebrate 177 years of Texas Independence with a two day celebration beginning March 2. See the place where the delegates signed the Texas Declaration of Independence while enjoying sounds of local Texas music.
- San Antonio: Texas pride is enshrined in San Antonio at the Alamo where you and your family can tour the complex and see where the Alamo Defenders embodied the true meaning of Liberty.
- Your Texas Home: Maybe you just can’t travel this weekend. We understand, Texas is BIG! If that’s the case then you can commemorate Texas Independence Day in the comfort of your own home. So put on your “Don’t Mess with Texas” t-shirt and remember the Alamo by watching The Alamo with John Wayne as Davy Crockett.
Another option is throwing your own Texas Independence Day bash. Invite your family and friends to dress in their best cowboy attire. Play old Texas music and serve some delicious Tex-Mex grub along with our Texas Treats Chips and Salsa, which will make for an unforgettable celebration… and don’t forget to wave your Texas Flags high and proud.
Here’s to you Texas, 177 years of Independence, Liberty, and Pride!