National Texas Day is a holiday that was made from whole cloth in the belly of the Internet. It was a holiday created by an Internet holiday calendar, so it actually wasn’t created by the State of Texas and had nothing to do with Texas Independence Day—a day that falls on March 2nd—or Texas Statehood day, which falls on December 29th. However, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a holiday that people can get behind to celebrate everything good about Texas.
The History Of National Texas Day
This holiday was initially created by the National Day Calendar, as a part of their State of the Union Holidays. It was created in 2017 and is slowly gaining steam as a holiday that some people are celebrating on February 1st every year.
Facts About Texas
During our research on this holiday, we came across a lot of fun facts about Texas. Almost too many for us to list in this article. So instead of trying to list all of them, we’ve whittled them down to a small list that we’ll now list below.
- Dr. Pepper was invented in Texas in 1885.
- The first machine for making frozen margaritas was invented in Dallas.
- Texas has its own power grid.
- The largest bat colony in North America is located in Texas.
- Texas has an area of over 268,820 square miles.
- Amarillo, Texas is the helium capital of the world.
- Texas is larger than any country in Western Europe.
- Texas is known as the Lone Star State.
- From 1836 to 1845, Texas was an independent nation.
- The only natural lake in Texas is Caddo Lake.
- Texas’s state animal is the armadillo.
- Texas is the only state that has had six flags flying over it.
- The six flags that have flown over Texas include Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States, and the United States.
Some “Real” Texas Foods To Enjoy On National Texas Day
Since the food of Texas is just as important as the rest of its history and culture, we thought that we’d do a special section on some “real” Texas foods that people can enjoy on this holiday. Enjoying any of the following foods will ensure that everyone celebrating this day is an actual Texan—if not in real life, then at least in spirit.
- Texas BBQ
- Chicken Fried Steak
- Menudo—a beef tripe stew
- Fried Sopapillas
- Texan Peanut Butter Pie
Observing National Texas Day
National Texas Day can be celebrated by enjoying everything that is good about Texas. Stories can be told about how Texas won its independence, about legendary Texas heroes of the past, or by enjoying some down-home Texas food. People can also fly the Texas flag or even take a trip to Texas to see all of the sights.
When is National Texas Day?
|This year (2021)||February 1 (Monday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2022)||February 1 (Tuesday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2020)||February 1 (Sunday)||Multiple dates - more|