National German-American Day
Make It a National Holiday!
German-American Day is celebrated on October 6. This holiday is not only for Germans, it can be celebrated by all. Just think of Oktoberfest, lots of people who aren't German go there to enjoy food, drinks, music, and dancing. In 1983, President Reagan made October 6 German-American day to celebrate the 300th anniversary of 13 German families arriving in the U.S. Germans have had a big influence on how we live, we would be without hamburgers, hot dogs, and pretzels! So many Germans came over that many of their words became part of our language. I think this should be a national holiday because the Germans have played a big role in our history.
This is a picture of a German ship that will eventually land in Philadelphia.
Every year cities in Germany and around the world celebrates Oktoberfest. There's food, drinks, music, and dancing.
This is a picture of the German flag.