There are different words in German for the Carnival or “Mardi Gras” Season: Karneval, Fasching and Fastnacht. Although all three refer to the same pre-Lenten holiday season, they each reflect the regional customs and traditions in Germany. Missouri Germans have immigrated from all over Germany for the past 175 years. The Fifth Season in St. Louis is most commonly referred to as Karneval and will begin on the 11th of November !
There is something about fall weekends, with the cooler weather and the beautiful img_3657changing colors of the trees, that makes one want to get outside. And, if you love history, and the stories of the early German immigrants then you will want to visit Deutsch Country Days located on the Luxenhaus Farm (18055 State Highway O) near Marthasville, Missouri. The once-a-year living history that demonstrates the folkways and skills of the early Germans in Missouri is open for its’ 35th year on October 15 & 16th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. You will find me on the front porch of the Huber Haus, which was built in the 1830s. I’ll be sharing the history of the farm, the Germans and the German Heritage Corridor.
President Barack Obama has proclaimed October 6, 2016 German American Day! This day commemorates the date in 1683 when 13 German families from Krefeld near the Rhine, landed in Philadelphia. Those families subsequently founded Germantown, Pennsylvania, the first German settlement and organized the 1st petition in the colonies to abolish slavery in 1688.
Missouri Germans is celebrating the Day of German Unity!
Hello, I would like to invite you to St. Louis’ German-American Day celebration on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from noon until 5pm at the St. Louis German Cultural Society’s Hall at 3652 Jefferson Avenue. Whether you come from Germany, your family did, or you just enjoy your German heritage, there is something for everyone. The event is free, and all proceeds go to the St. Louis German American Committee which promotes all of the German organizations in St. Louis and St. Charles Counties. Everyone is encouraged to dress in their… Read more German-American Day →
It is almost time…If you are in Missouri and you are looking to celebrate your German gadaysmall(you’re not?!) Heritage!! Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at the German Cultural Hall (where else?!) the German American Committee of St. Louis will sponsor our own annual German American Day!!!!! The event is free to the public and everyone is invited!
In 1829, Gottfried Duden published a small book called A Report on a Journey to the Western States that told Germans about this fabulous state of Missouri! Thousands followed his advice and soon Missouri was one of the most German states in America.
The public is invited for the dedication of the Memorial will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 209 East Main Street preceding the 25th Annual Sangerfest (German Singers Festival). The Sangerfest will follow at the Jaycee Gardens at 103 Maple Street, also in Cole Camp. The Sangerfest is a wonderful opportunity to hear the best!!!