Battle of San Jacinto for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Friday, April 21st. There are until the next observance.

Every year on April 21, Texas commemorates San Jacinto Day. It honors the Battle of San Jacinto, also known as Batalla de San Jacinto, at La Porte and Pasadena, Texas, which ended the Texas Revolution. On April 21, 1836, the Texan Army won against the Mexican army headed by General Antonio Lรณpez de Santa Anna, who finally signed a peace pact forcing Mexican forces to withdraw from the state. As a result, the Republic of Texas gained independence.

๐Ÿ“† When is Battle of San Jacinto?

This year, Battle of San Jacinto is on April 21st. It is the 3rd Friday in April; in 2024, it is on Sunday.

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โ†’ Did you know: Houston led the Texan army in the battle against Mexico after being chosen commander-in-chief.

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๐Ÿ“œ History of Battle of San Jacinto

The destruction of the Alamo, a historic Spanish fortification, and the executions of unarmed Texans captured in Goliad enraged citizens of the young Republic of Texas. Volunteers flocked to General Houston’s expanding Texas army. As the Texan insurgents were crushed, General Santa Anna charged into battle. After his failed attempts to comprehend the Texan position, the two sides engaged in a gunfight, and an estimated 500 Mexican troops arrived. A Texan war council also decided to attack at the same time, and General Houston led his 900 soldiers into battle that afternoon.

General Santa Anna, Mexico’s President, and General Martn Perfecto de Cos managed to leave during the fighting but were apprehended later. After three weeks in jail, Santa Anna was compelled to sign a peace treaty forcing the Mexican troops to withdraw from the territory, essentially granting independence to the Republic of Texas. He was also bound by the pact to campaign for Texas’ independence in Mexico City. These actions resulted in the immortalization of the Texan rallying cries “Remember the Alamo” and “Remember Goliad,” as well as the national renown of General Houston.

โ˜‘๏ธ Battle of San Jacinto facts

โœ… They were outnumbered
The Mexican soldiers outnumbered the 900-man Texan battalion that fought in the Battle of San Jacinto.

โœ… They fought for 18 minutes
The Mexican soldiers swiftly abandoned their camp; hence, the Battle of San Jacinto lasted barely 18 minutes.

โœ… They were skilled fighters
630 Mexicans were killed by the Texan army at the Battle of San Jacinto.

โœจ Things to do on Battle of San Jacinto

โšก Remember Alamo
Consider the events leading up to the Texas Revolution and the Battle of San Jacinto. The famous cry serves as a reminder to be brave and remain firm.

โšก Watch the reenactment
Make time to visit Texas and see the yearly reenactment at the battle site. This is an excellent way to comprehend the events of the day and the sacrifices made by Texas troops.

โšก Taste Texan food
Texas is famed for its barbecue and chili, so why not organize a food crawl around the state’s greatest eateries with your friends? Don’t forget to wash it all down with a cool glass of sweet tea!

๐Ÿ“… Battle of San Jacinto Observances

2022 April 21 Thursday
2023 April 21 Friday
2024 April 21 Sunday
2025 April 21 Monday
2026 April 21 Tuesday

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