San Jacinto Day


San Jacinto Day

San Jacinto Day is the celebration of the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. It was the final battle of the Texas Revolution where Texas won its independence from Mexico.

It is an official holiday according to the State of Texas. An annual festival, which includes a reenactment, is held on the site of the battle. The Sabine Volunteers, a reenactment group from East Texas, participate in the San Jacinto Reenactment annually. This group is named for an actual militia group during the Texas Revolution. The reenactment group consists of four members and has appeared on the History Channel.

ee also

*San Jacinto Monument
*Juneteenth
*Texas Independence Day
*Timeline of the Texas Revolution

External links

* [http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ref/abouttx/holidays.html Official Texas State Holidays]
* [http://www.earlytexashistory.com/SanJacinto/index.html San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Re-enactment Web site]


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  • San Jacinto Day — noun Date: 1907 April 21 observed as a legal holiday in Texas in commemoration of the battle of San Jacinto in 1836 by which independence from Mexico was won …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • San Jacinto Day — a legal holiday observed in Texas on April 21. * * * …   Universalium

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