Alamo 2020 Fiesta Medal
- Fiesta 2020 Dates: April 16th – April 26th
- This is a pin-on medal.
- Dimensions: Comes in 5" x 4" packaging. The medal itself is 4" in length.
Fiesta San Antonio(previously called Fiesta San Jacinto) is a ten-day festival held every spring in San Antonio. It originated in the 1891 flower parade as an April 21 salute to the heroes of the battles of Goliad, the Alamo and San Jacinto.
History of the Fiesta Medal: The Fiesta medal tradition began in 1946 when the King Antonio of the Texas Cavaliers gave out coins to the local children during the Fiesta parade. These coins soon became prized possessions. Holes were drilled through the coins, and people began wearing them around their necks.
Soon after that, the Fiesta Medal was born and slowly developed into a favorite Fiesta tradition.
These days, businesses and organizations all over San Antonio create annual versions of these medals. Fiesta-goers love decorating their sashes, vests, jackets, hats, and sombreros) with these medals. Fiesta medals are exchanged, bought and sold, and even given away in the spirit of fiesta exuberance.