6 October German-American Day 2021 in United States significance, history and other details

6 October German-American Day 2021 in United States significance, history and other details

German-American Day is observed every year on 6 October to celebrate German-American heritage. The day also commemorates the founding of Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1683.


6 October German-American Day 2021 in United States significance, history and other details
German-American Day 2021 in United States

Wednesday, 6 October German-American Day 2021

It is celebrated annually in the United States to celebrate the history of friendship with Germany because the German descendants of the United States have contributed greatly to its culture and history.

German-American Day 2021: Date and History

National German-American Day was first celebrated in the nineteenth century. However, it fell out of favor during World War I.

Historically, German-American Day is celebrated to remember the 13 German Mennonite families of Krefeld who landed in Philadelphia. On October 6, 1683, these families established the first German settlement in the original thirteen colonies and named it 'Germantown'.

To express appreciation and to honor the 300th anniversary of German-American immigration and culture to the United States, President Ronald Reagan declared October 6 as German-American Day in 1983.

German-speaking Americans loved the traditions of the United States that made them recognized by the entire American population. He also launched a nationwide campaign. It was in the year 1987, when the Congress finally replaced S.J. Resolution 108, designating 6 October 1987 as German-American Day and reviving the old tradition of an annual celebration of German heritage.

German-American Day 2021: Significance

German-American Day is all about celebrating the amalgamation of the heritage of the two countries. The day symbolizes the love of American traditions and the contribution of German-speaking Americans. The day is also celebrated in memory of the German families who established a colony on American soil.

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