|When is Texas Independence Day?|
|What is Texas Independence Day?|
Texas Independence Day on March 2nd is a day designated to remember the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836. On that date, settlers who immigrated to the Mexican territory of Texas split away from the Mexican nation and declared the inception of the Republic of Texas. The day is marked by flying the Lone Star flag, which was initially the national flag of Texas and was retained as the state emblem when Texas later became part of the United States.
Citizens may recognize this occasion by making a "Texas toast", wearing western or Texas-themed gear, and engaging in various festivities to celebrate the colorful history of the state. Educational events and reenactments are held, and memorial services commemorate those who served and died in the Texas Revolution-particularly those who perished at the Alamo.