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National Texas Day

Celebrate National Texas Day with us - explore the Lone Star State's fascinating culture, cuisine, and history! Let's show some Texas pride!
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Get ready to celebrate National Texas Day on Feb. 1 with some Lone Star pride! This day was created in 2003 by Governor Rick Perry, and is meant to honor the history and culture of the great state of Texas. From cowboys and ten-gallon hats, to Tex-Mex cuisine, rodeos, beaches, deserts and more - there's plenty for everyone to enjoy about this diverse state!

History of National Texas Day

National Texas Day Dates

National Texas Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1821</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Texas part of Mexico</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mexico gains independence from Spain and Texas becomes a part of the newly independent nation.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1836</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Texas Independence</div><div class='timeline-text'>Texas declares independence from Mexico during the Texas Revolution, becoming the Republic of Texas.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1845</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Annexation of Texas</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United States Congress passes an act to annex the Republic of Texas, making it the 28th state in the U.S.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1901</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Spindletop Oil Discovery</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Spindletop oil discovery ignites the Texas oil boom, reshaping the state’s economy and marking the start of the modern petroleum industry.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1962</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of NASA</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, NASA's human spaceflight training, research, and flight control complex, is established in Houston, Texas.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Texas Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Day Calendar officially recognizes February 1 as National Texas Day.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Texas Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a Texas Landmark</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Texas is home to some of the most iconic landmarks in the world, from the Alamo in San Antonio to The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas. Plan a day trip and explore all that Texas has to offer.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Eat Tex-Mex cuisine</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Celebrate National Texas Day by indulging in some of the state's signature dishes. From tacos to enchiladas, you'll find something to satisfy your taste buds.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a shopping spree</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Texas is home to some of the best shopping malls in the country. Head to Houston or Austin for a day of shopping and enjoy some retail therapy.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a rodeo</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Experience the wild west and attend a rodeo. Watch cowboys and cowgirls compete for prizes while you eat barbecue and listen to live music.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Learn about Texas history</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Explore local history museums and discover the stories behind some of Texas's most iconic locations. Learn about various leaders, battles, and events that shaped the Lone Star State.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Texas Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Texas is full of unique culture</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Texas is truly one-of-a-kind when it comes to culture. From their famous barbecue and Tex-Mex cuisine to their distinct style of music and colorful language, there's a lot in Texas that can't be experienced anywhere else in the world!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>The people of Texas are friendly and welcoming</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>No matter where you go in Texas, you'll find locals who are eager to help out or just chat. Texans will always give you a warm welcome whether you're from around the state or visiting for the first time - it's no wonder so many people love this great state!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Texas has an amazing landscape</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's something for everyone in Texas, no matter what type of landscape you prefer. From lush forests and rolling hills in East Texas to stunning deserts and mountains in West Texas, this incredible state has it all!</p></div></div>

5 Facts About the Lone Star State

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Texas is the Second Largest U.S. State</h3><p class='facts-content'>Second only to Alaska, Texas spans an impressive 268,596 square miles making it larger than many countries, including France and Germany.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Texas was Once a Country</h3><p class='facts-content'>From 1836 to 1845, Texas was its own nation known as the Republic of Texas, with Sam Houston serving as its president.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Texas is Home to the Live Music Capital of the World</h3><p class='facts-content'>Austin, the capital of Texas, holds the title of 'The Live Music Capital of the World' with more live music per capita than anywhere else.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Texas Produces More Wool than any other State</h3><p class='facts-content'>Texas leads the nation in wool production, a fact celebrated annually at the New Braunfels' Texas Wurstfest.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Texas Cowboy is a Symbol of American Individualism</h3><p class='facts-content'>The iconic cowboy figure, often used as a symbol of American individualism, has its roots in Texas's long history of cattle ranching and rodeo culture.</p></div></div>

National Texas Day FAQs

When is National Texas Day?

National Texas Day is celebrated on February 1 every year. In 2024, National Texas Day will fall on a Thursday.

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