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Independence Day

General Entry

The Texas Declaration of Independence was signed on March 2, 1836. Texas Independence Day, March 2, was formerly observed as a holiday throughout the state.

Time Periods:

  • Texas Revolution

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Independence Day,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed January 17, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/independence-day.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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