What Is Texas Independence Day? Texans Celebrate History, Share State Pride 181 Years After Declaring Independence From Mexico

Every March, millions of Texans proudly commemorate their state. Even Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) posted a photo of the state flag on Twitter Thursday, wishing his followers a Happy Texas Independence Day. If you’re scratching your head and thinking, "Wait… Isn’t Texas, well, not independent? It’s a part of the United States, right?" Well, you’re not the only one.

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