German American- Day is celebrated on 6th October every year in the United States. This day is being celebrated as German American heritage and observed at several locations. With this special day they give homage to the 13 German families from Krefeld who landed in Philadelphia in 1683 and later on discovered Pennsylvania, Germantown and other places. These were actually the towns which had a rich legacy in the development in those times. They became the first settlement in American colonies .This day has its root in the nineteenth century when actually it started and it was removed during the time of the World War because of the anti German sentiments across the globe. But this day again got the rejuvenation and revived in the remarkable year 1983. In this year the president Mr. Ronald Reagan propounded that German American Day will be observed on October 6 as the 300th anniversary and will be carried forward with all happiness.
German –American Day is celebrated across the globe with a sense of belongingness and prosperity. On this day people try to raise awareness and give a sense of pride to the German speaking immigrants to build a strong nation. On this day the word German is used as cultural anchor and covers every German speaking person like Swiss, Alsatian, Jews etc. There are a lot of places in the various vicinities where this day is celebrated. Washington, Church and other places contribute in all the activities in the most creative manner. People visit to a public gathering and make it a festival kind of thing. One can observe these celebrations in various clubs, schools and organizations. People give a tribute to the legendary contributions in the formation of strong society and nation.
On the German-American Day various activities are held and people take active participation. Many educational houses and political parties come up with discussions and debates. Leaders and educationist from various localities participate in the event to help the members. Government is also organizing big events where they call different delegates and give them certificates, accolade, prizes, memento etc. This day is also being promoted with the help of internet also. A web page is also created to promote the day and people post their comment and queries there. Government is making it a world class event and inviting the leaders from all parts of the globe.
German- American Day has a very important role in the development of the society. On this day people from different geographies come to common platform and share their ideas as how can they progress in this present scenario. It also offers a chance to listen to the other person’s point of views on the various issues. German speaking people have got this day as platform where they can raise their voice against the odds they are facing. Hence it has become very popular nowadays and serving its purposes in the most productive ways.
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