November 1, 2018

October and November 2018 Newsletter

October and November 2018 Newsletter is an expanded issue of the usual monthly official newsletter of the German American Friendship Society of Pinellas County, with more content and photos than usually. I hope you enjoy it in its online or printed version.

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Parade of Flags at the 2018 Oktoberfest, German American Friendship Society of Pinellas County - Photo © 2018 Daria Perse

About German Americans

"German Americans (German: Deutschamerikaner) are Americans who have full or partial German ancestry. With an estimated size of approximately 44 million in 2016, German Americans are the largest of the ancestry groups reported by the US Census Bureau in its American Community Survey. The group accounts for about one third of the total ethnic German population in the world.

German Americans established the first kindergartens in the United States, introduced the Christmas tree tradition, and introduced popular foods such as hot dogs and hamburgers to America.

The great majority of people with some German ancestry have become Americanized and hardly can be distinguished; fewer than 5% speak German. German-American societies abound, as do celebrations that are held throughout the country to celebrate German heritage of which the German-American Steuben Parade in New York City is one of the most well-known and is held every third Saturday in September. Traditional Oktoberfest celebrations and the German-American Day are popular festivities. There are major annual events in cities with German heritage including Chicago, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, and St. Louis."

Bier Stein holding contest at German Club 2018 Oktoberfest - Photo © 2018 Daria Perse


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