San Jacinto Day in Texas in 2020

San Jacinto Day in Texas in 2020
Battle Of San Jacinto Image by Henry Mcardle
  How long until San Jacinto Day?
This holiday next takes place in 13 days.
  Dates of San Jacinto Day in Texas
2022 Thu, Apr 21Government Holiday
2021 Wed, Apr 21Government Holiday
2020 Tue, Apr 21Government Holiday
2019 Sun, Apr 21Government Holiday
2018 Sat, Apr 21Government Holiday
  Summary
A key battle in 1836 in the war for independence from Mexico

When is San Jacinto Day?

San Jacinto is a state holiday in Texas.

It is observed on April 21st. If April 21st falls on a weekend, a state holiday is not observed on any other weekday.

History of San Jacinto Day

The Battle of San Jacinto was fought on April 21st 1836, in present-day Harris County, Texas. It proved to be the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution, which led to Texian independence from the Centralist Republic of Mexico.

Under the command of General Sam Houston, the Texian Army launched a surprise attack and defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna's Mexican army in a fight that lasted just 18 minutes.

The Mexicans were thoroughly routed losing over 600 men. Hundreds of Mexican soldiers were taken prisoner, including General Santa Anna. In exchange for his freedom, Santa Anna signed a treaty recognizing Texas’ independence.

Becoming famous and popular for the victory, Sam Houston was elected as president. Houston, the modern-city is named after him.

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