National German-American | October 6
Fri Oct 6th

National German-american Day

National German-American Day in the United States commemorates the German heritage millions of Americans claim on October 6th.


How to celebrate german-american day

Celebrate your German-American roots. Those and families are invited to try Germany's foods and customs. Share the language. The English language was adopted from German, according to discover words. Visit museums near you to learn about the past of immigration by visiting museums near you. On social media, use the hashtag #GermanAmericanDay to post.

The national german-american day is the first national german-american day in history

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

Things started to change in the 1980s, when then was founded in the 1980s. President Ronald Reagan made his world tour in 1982, which included West Germany, as per tradition. The newly elected US President spoke to the people of Bonn amid a cold war and a divided Germany. He began his address by relating the history of the 13 German families who established a colony on American soil. He spoke about contributions, invention, science, and art, as well as the recognition to honor the German heritage that more than 7 million Americans claim.

President Ronald Reagan declared October 6th as German-American Day in 1983 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of German-American immigration and culture into the United States. On August 6, 1987, Congress approved S.I. Resolution 108, designating October 6, 1987, as German-American Day, and it became Public Law 100-104 when President Reagan signed it on August 18. On October 2, 1987, Proclamation #5719 was released, and at this time, President Bill Clinton ordered Americans to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Since the issuance of Presidential Proclamations, it has been commemorated each year.