German-American Day

German-American Day – October 6th

The day which celebrates German American heritage! The date is in reference to the exact day that 13 German families from Krefeld, Germany, landed in Philadelphia.

They then founded Germantown, Pennsylvania (go figure), which was the first German settlement in the 13 American Colonies.

What’s super interesting is that this settlement also was penned the first petition to the abolish slavery in the Colonies!

For everyone at home wondering how to appropriately celebrate, besides eating sauerkraut and sausage, German-American Day usually overlaps with the more popular Oktoberfest! So get out there, enjoy some beer, dancing and lederhosen with your friends!

 

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