If you love Texas, then you must know that National Texas Day is on February 1. Texas is the 28th state to join the United States. Also called the Lone Star State, Texas is the home of agricultural activities. It is the state with the most counties and the second-largest state by area in the United States. Also, it is home to the two most populous U.S. cities. On National Texas Day, we celebrate the state of origin of our favorite items: Dr. Pepper, hamburgers, beef, Rodeo, and live music.
History of National Texas Day
National Texas Day was first celebrated in 2017 after it was created online. At first, this holiday was seen as unnecessary as the date was not related to any key moments in Texas. However, the holiday is still regarded as another day to celebrate the Lone Star State. ‘Texas’ is a name derived from ‘taysha,’ a word in the Caddoan language, meaning ‘friend’ or ‘ally.’
Texas has a funny history. It has been territorialized by six different countries: France, Spain, Mexico, the United States, the Confederate States, and the Republic of Texas, for over three centuries. For nine years (1836 — 1845), Texas was an independent country. It joined the United States as the 28th state on December 29, 1845, and its capital city is Austin.
The armadillo is the state’s official animal, and its official flower is the bluebonnet. Its official sport is Rodeo, and its official dish is ‘chili con Carne,’ a red stew dish made with dried meat without beans. Being one of the largest and most populated states in the United States, Texas has a population of over 28 million residents and a land area of 268,596 square miles. The current Texas governor is Greg Abbott. It is famous for Rodeos, special Texan B.B.Q.s, live music, hot weather, Dr Pepper, and its large size. The state brags about its Whataburger, state fair, beautiful sunsets, and its water park, Schlitterbahn.
National Texas Day timeline
The Congress of Texas adopts the Lone Star Flag designed by David Burnet
Texas becomes the 28th state to join the U.S.
Texas adopts its nickname officially.
The holiday is first celebrated and popularized on the internet.
National Texas Day FAQs
When is Texas Independence Day?
Texas Independence Day is on March 2, commemorating the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico in 1836.
Is Texas a good state to live in?
Yes, it is. In Texas, there is an affordable cost of living, warm temperature, tourist attractions, and a thriving job market, all promising a great residence.
Why is Texas called the Lone Star State?
The name was adopted after Texas announced its independence from Mexico. Lone Star shows the solidarity of Texans.
National Texas Day Activities
Read up on Texas
Do research on Texas and find out more about it. Then, make it more fun by throwing a pop quiz for friends and family.
Eat Texan dishes
You can also celebrate the holiday the yummy way. Help yourself to local Texan dishes and explore its history by taste. You should try the Texan B.B.Q., peanut butter pie, and chicken fried steak.
There’s no better way to celebrate than to visit the state yourself. Take a tour of Texas and enjoy all the beauty and history it has to offer.
5 Important Facts About Texas
Independent Lone Star
Texas used to be an independent republic before it joined the U.S.
A country-sized state
Texas is bigger than any country in Europe.
The Origin of Dr Pepper
The popular soft drink, Dr Pepper, was invented in Texas.
Position by size
Texas is the second-largest state in the U.S.
The world's live music capital is Austin.
Why We Love National Texas Day
We learn about the history
National Texas Day is dedicated to the Texan state. Celebrating it helps us to learn more about its history.
The food is delicious
Is it the tantalizing B.B.Q.? Or the tasty tripe stew? National Texas Day reminds us to try these dishes and relish them.
We celebrate a milestone
Texas is the 28th state to join the United States. This marks the growth of the U.S and is worth being celebrated.
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