of San Jacinto,
celebrated Fiesta style,
Battle of Flowers.
April 21, 1836 – Battle of San Jacinto: Being a San Antonio transplant from the Midwest, I knew that we have a Friday off every year in April for “Battle of Flowers.” I knew there was some historical significance, but wasn’t sure what it was. Asking around, I learned that many native to San Antonio also did not remember why we have the Battle of Flowers Parade. So I did some research. Well, now I know. Each year the Battle of San Jacinto, as well as the heroes who fought at the Alamo, are remembered in San Antonio with a week-long “Fiesta”, culminating in the Battle of Flowers Parade. That parade is tomorrow.
For more information: http://www.battleofflowers.org/about-us/history.aspx