It seems we are not the only state to celebrate local events in our history. The 21st of April is San Jacinto Day in Texas. This is the battle where General Sam Houston defeated General Santa Ana, revenging the Alamo, but more important, setting in train a series of events that would bring to these United States a third of our territory.
The comment to Julie D was:
I try to remember all of these good Texas holidays. They really bring home how unique the state–and future Republic—truly is. This one is a real holiday, not like Cinco de Mayo. I mean, if you have a holiday to celebrate beating the French, then every day would be a holiday!Actually, that is a little harsh toward the French. We will have to judge after we see how Libya works out.
Regards — Cliff