Celebrate Texas Independence Day in the Pineywoods
East Texas- Texas Independence Day celebrates the adoption of the state’s independence declaration. It is an annual legal holiday in Texas, in the United States, on March 2. March 2, also marks Texas Flag Day and Sam Houston’s birthday (Sam Houston’s Day), although these are special observances rather than legal holidays. Celebrate Texas Independence Day in East Texas this year in Huntsville, Woodville, or Center!
Texas Independence Day celebrations are held in many cities and towns across the Lone Star State. The day is celebrated by festivals that include children’s activities, re-enactments, live music, and chili cook-offs. Other activities include story-telling sessions about how Texas won its independence from Mexico and became a republic during the 19th century.
Texas Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. This event marked Texas’ independence from Mexico. Sixty delegates from all over Texas signed the declaration. Its language in many ways parallels the 1776 Declaration of Independence of the United States, which is observed on Independence Day, July 4.
The Republic of Texas was annexed to the US by joint resolution of the U.S. Congress nine years after the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed. The US Congress then admitted Texas as a constituent state of the Union on December 29, 1845. Texas Independence Day is an official holiday in Texas. Sam Houston Day is also observed on March 2, marking the birthday of the man who led the Texans to victory over Mexican troops at the battle of San Jacinto.
There are several places to celebrate Texas Independence Day in East Texas!
March 2, 2012
Graveside ceremonies, lunch, birthday cake and a toast to Texas honor General Sam Houston. Various venues. For more information call (936)435-2497 or (936)294-1832. Learn more about this event by visiting www.samhouston.memorial.museum.
March 2, 2012
Join Texans and honorary Texans around the world in saluting Texas Independence Day at 2 p.m. Includes a toast with pure East Texas spring water. Heritage Village, 157 Park Road 6000. For more information call Phone: (409)283-2272 or visit www.heritage-village.org.
March 3, 2012
Features pioneer-life demonstrations and clothing, re-enactments, live entertainment, food and a flag-retirement ceremony. Actor Brad Maule will portray dynamic Texas Governor Sam Houston. Center Downtown Historic Square, Austin Street at San Augustine Street. For more information call (936)598-3682 or visit