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INDEPENDENCE DAY. 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.


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

"INDEPENDENCE DAY," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.