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German-American Day 2021: Date, History and Significance


German-American Day 2021: Date, History and Significance

The day of 6th October is celebrated in the United States to commemorate the founding of Germantown, Pennsylvania. on this day, it was founded in 1683.

  • It marks the history of friendship with Germany as the United States German descendants contributed to its culture and history.

German-American Day: History

  • In 1683, thirteen German families established ‘Germantown’, Pennsylvania.
  • it was the first German settlement in the original thirteen American colonies.
  • In 1983, President Ronald Reagan announced October 6 as German-American Day in order to express appreciation and to honor the 300th anniversary of German-American immigration and culture into the United States.
  • On 6th August 1987, Congress approved S.J. Resolution 108 to declare October 6 as German-American Day.


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