German Harvest Festival is celebrated on October 01, 2017. A harvest festival is an annual celebration that occurs around the time of the main harvest of a given region. The German Harvest Festival is known as "Erntedankfest". Given the differences in climate and crops around the world, harvest festivals can be found at various times at different places. Harvests festivals typically feature feasting, both family and public, with foods that are drawn from crops that come to maturity around the time of the festival.
Ample food and freedom from the necessity to work in the fields are two central features of harvest festivals: eating, merriment, contests, music and romance are common features of harvest festivals around the world. In North America, Canada and the US each have their own Thanksgiving celebrations in October and November. Certain religious holidays, such as Sukkot, have their roots in harvest festivals. (With material from: Wikipedia)