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US Holiday On October 6 2017?

The following is a compilation of American federal holidays, federal observances, state holidays and other common patriotic and national observances and commemorations that apply to the United States during Friday, 2017-10-06:

  • German-American Day:

    [pro] On German-American Day, we celebrate the German American heritage in the United States. October 6 is a special date because in 1683, 13 German families from Krefeld, near the Rhine, landed in Philadelphia which subsequently founded Germantown, Pennsylvania, the first German settlement.
    Since the first German settlers joined the Jamestown colony in 1608, German Americans have helped shape our identity -- the small band of families who left the banks of the Rhine to found Germantown, Pennsylvania;the men, women, and children who fled the tyranny of fascism;the multitudes who sailed across the Atlantic to seek liberty and opportunity on our shores. On German-American Day, we celebrate the vibrant threads of German heritage woven into our national fabric.


[pro] This is a special day designated by presidential proclamation.

Content last updated on 2016-08-23T15:26:00Z