Alamo Day is observed next on Wednesday, March 6th, 2024 (9 days from today).
In order to gain the right to self-determination on their land, later joining the United States of America, Texans wrote heroic pages of history with extraordinary courageous examples, winning little over many and fighting against both harsh nature to create the vast and prosperous state of Texas today. That is the hero Alamo. The Battle of the Alamo wrote a new page in Texas history. And to commemorate March 6, 1836, the day that ended the battle of the Alamo, Alamo Day has been celebrated every year on March 6 ever since.
American history records, from 1800-1820 about 2 million Americans gradually encroached on the West near the Appalachian Mountains dividing the United States into 2 plates West and East, of which some will go to the South.
At that time, all of Texas was to the east of the Appalachian Mountains, separating the Mexican New Mexico region by a natural border. The Spaniards took control of Texas in 1822; in 1830 General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna made a military coup, came to power very popular with the Mexican people but later proved to be a violent dictator.
So the Americans living in Texas rose up to demand independence, separate from Mexico. Santa Anna personally led the conquest, the first goal was to capture the city of Alamo. The Alamo citadel resolutely defended the citadel, fighting to the last man before American reinforcements came to rescue. The battle took place with 260 Texans holding out against General Santa Anna's 2,400-man army.
General Anna won, but only a few weeks later, on April 21, 1836, General Sam Houston of the US army led troops to occupy. The Texans, with their hatred and hatred, ignited the will to be independent, rose up like water on the shore. Sam Houston led the Republican army to defeat the Mexican army, capturing Santa Anna.
Sam Houston spared Santa Anna's death, returned to Mexico after the general signed an agreement to recognize the independence of Texas, giving up sovereignty over this land. Therefore, this day is considered the date of the declaration of independence of Texas, also the birthday of the hero Sam Houston (who is named for the largest city in the state of Texas: Houston). Ten years later, in 1845 Texas joined, becoming a state of the United States of America.
Alamo is associated with the history of Texas independence, a proud symbol of the people here. Actually, this is not a large garrison or fortress, but just a small architectural complex surrounded by a discreet wall in the area of the village of San Antonio de Bexar in the city of San Antonio today.
Observing Alamo Day
To celebrate Alamo Day, the best way is to visit the Alamo. Alamo is considered a national historic site that Americans all desire to come here once to admire and nostalgic. Visitors who want to go inside the Alamo can see the relics, the cannon carriages, the sand table depicting the battlefield... Visitors can also visit the external reproduction models with the Traditionally dressed folk artists give presentations about the Alamo war, perform traditional instruments, and play classical music for visitors. Besides, you can also spend time watching and learning more movies about the battle of Alamo, documents related to Alamo to increase your awareness. Share information using the hashtag #AlamoDay.
ObservedAlamo Day has been observed annually on March 6th.
Sunday, March 6th, 2022
Monday, March 6th, 2023
Wednesday, March 6th, 2024
Thursday, March 6th, 2025
Friday, March 6th, 2026