Selena Could Soon Be The Second Person In Texas To Have A State Holiday

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In Selena Quintanilla’s home state of Texas, there may soon be a holiday honoring the Queen of Tejano.

Texas House Representative Ana-Maria Ramos (D-102) introduced a bill that would designate April 16, the late singer’s birthday, an official state holiday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

“April 16 is Selena Quintanilla Perez Day in memory of the contributions to Tejano music of Selena Quintanilla Perez, an award-winning singer and recording artist,” the bill text reads. “Selena Quintanilla Perez Day may be regularly observed by appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

Before the holiday is official, the bill needs to be approved through a vote in the house committee, then the full house, then the state senate and finally by the governor. If it goes into effect, it would become state law on September 1, 2019.

Should it pass, it wouldn’t be the first state recognition the Latina icon receives. Three weeks after her death, then-Gov. George W. Bush called April 16, 1995 “Selena Day.” More recently, when the late singer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017, Los Angeles named Nov. 3 “Selena Day.”

Fans are already rejoicing about the possibility of a statewide “Selena Quintanilla Perez Day.”

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