March 2, 2012

Texas Independence Day

Texas Independence Day is celebrated with food and friends. Homesick Texan blogged about the significance of March 2 saying,
March 2 is Texas Independence Day. On this day 176 years ago, a group convened at Washington-on-the-Brazos (back then simply known as Washington) to craft a declaration of independence from Mexico. From that moment, the Republic of Texas was born.

Because of its significance to Texas history, March 2 is a state holiday, a day of recognition. Now, banks don’t close and you still have to go to work, but plenty of folks gather to say howdy, share a Texas-themed meal and talk about how much they love their home. And yes, usually at these parties there’s some eating and some dancing and maybe even some singing. It’s a wonderful thing.

We certainly celebrated and it was was wonderful thing, even without a sing or dance. Our whole team tasted our Texas Independence Day celebration. Texas shaped cookies (yes, we brought a Texas shaped cookie cutter back with us), Texas state trivia, and a viewing of THE ALAMO (2004).

It's great to share a little bit of home with our friends here.

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