National Texas Day:
Celebrated on February 1st, every year. This day is to celebrate one of our great state, Texas.
Related: Other National Days Celebrated on February 1st:
Why National Texas Day?
The day is to explore and acclaim one of our treasures, Texas. Texas is notable for its historic sites, Hidden treasures and destination spots. Being nicknamed as “Lone Star State”, it is lauded for its economic boon since it would have been the 10th largest state in the world in terms of economy if it were a part of sovereign state. It includes all forms of Industries, from agriculture to Petroleum contributing an invincible economic proliferation. This day is to attest our commemoration to Texas.
How we can Celebrate National Texas Day:
Use this hashtag #NationalTexasDay to post on the social media. Explore more about the history, Art, People, Food culture, Nature, flora and fauna, Hidden treasures, destination spots, etc. and post it.
Visit Texas if possible, here is a guide for visitors.
Popular destinations of Texas:
South Padre Island: Being one of the most important barrier Islands in Texas,It attracts visitors due to the abundance of fantabulous Dolphin shows and little turtles. This island cannot be left unmentioned when we come across Texas.
Rockport beach: Its one of the most sought after destinations for its features like cleanliness, no big waves, romantic nature, etc. It is one of the best beaches if you consider taking out both your spouse and kids. It is the safest beach for Swimming especially for kids since no big waves noted.
Mustang Island: Situated in the Gulf of Mexico, it attracts visitors especially on the winter times. It is famous for snowbirds. It also includes a park named “Mustang Island state Park” which is a best place for recreation.
Crystal Beach: If you are a reserved person and prompt for solitude, then you can choose Crystal beach located in Bolivar Peninsula.
Padre Island: This is one of the most undeveloped islands in the world. It constitutes of so many beaches and seashore lines, which are special in unique perspectives.
The list is so long, I mentioned only a few beaches. Please share your experiences if you had visited any other beaches.
There are loads of places for shopaholics and nature lovers.
Allen: Allen City of Texas comprises of several parks, shopping malls, gardens, etc. The whole city will be a treat for nature and shopping lovers. Cities like Fredericksburg, Katy, Frisco, Plano, Amarillo, Arlington, Tyler, Wimberley, Lubbock, Houston, Austin, Harlingen, San Antonio, etc. are also famous for Rivers, parks, museums, shopping malls and other natural phenomenon.
National Museum of the Pacific War — Fredericksburg
Children Museum of Houston – Houston
The Alamo (Most important historic site) — San Antonio
Tracking Old Jail Museum – Gonzales
Amon Carter Museum of American Art —Fort Worth
Silent Wings Museum – Lubbock
LBJ Presidential Library – Austin
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum – Harlingen
National ranching Heritage Museum – Lubbock
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum — College Station
Kimbell Art Museum – Fort Worth
Dick’s Classic Garage — San Marcos
McDonald Observatory — Fort Davis
Houston Museum of Natural Science – Houston
I will try to upgrade the list if I found any other factors.Enjoy the day.
Interesting Facts About National Texas Day:
The term “Texas” is derived from the term “taysha” of Caddo language meaning “Friend”. The slogan of the state is “The friendly state”.
Texas is the second largest state in terms of population and land area as well. Texas is larger than France is and twice as large as Germany/Japan. If Texas were an independent country, it would have been the 40th largest country in the world.
The Capital is Austin and there is no official language. However, English is the Predominant language followed by Spanish.
The largest city is Austin and the highest elevation point is “Guadalupe Peak” with 2667 meters approximately above the sea level.
Texas Independence Day is observed on every March 2 in the United States. Initially it was a part of Mexico, later on March 2, 1836, it was proclaimed as an Independent state. The Flag of Texas constitutes only a single star and hence it is nicknamed as “Lone Star State”. The single star is to represent the state’s lone struggle in getting independence from Mexico.
Until the Texas Revolution, Spanish and French controlled the state. After the outbreak of Texas Revolution, treaty made between the rivals (Texans and Native people) routed to peace.
Texas joined the American Union on December 28; 1845.1t was the 28th state to join the union. After Independence, Mexico attacked Texas twice with its military force and even Texas was not able to fortify the attacks. However, Mexico had not established any and perhaps this inability of the state lead to eventual annexation to the American Union.
The official state’s food is “chili”. See more about chili at “National Chili Day”.
Texas is rich in flora and fauna with around 590 native species.
History of National Texas Day:
The origin of this day is unknown.