German-American Day

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Oct 06, 2019 German-American Day 2019 USA
Oct 06, 2020 German-American Day 2020 USA

Information about German-American Day

The German and the American Flag

Significance: German-American Day is a holiday in the United States, which celebrates German American heritage. It commemorates the date when German families landed in Philadelphia and subsequently founded Germantown, Pennsylvania, the first German settlement in the original thirteen American colonies.

Type:
Appreciation Days
Observed by:
German-Americans
Location:
USA
Initiator:
Immigration clubs
Start year:
19th Century
Date origin:
On October 6 in 1683, 13 German families from Krefeld near the Rhine landed in Philadelphia and founded Germantown, Pennsylvania.

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