German Language Day is dedicated to the language in which Erich Maria Remarque, Johann Goethe, Thomas Mann, Franz Kafka, Stefan Zweig, and Hermann Hesse worked. It is celebrated annually on September 10th.
The holiday was established to motivate more people to learn the great cinematic language of the Weimar era. The promotion of the German language and the holiday is carried out by the German Language Association, created with the great mission of reviving the German language so that it is understood in all corners of the world.
- The longest word in German, ‘Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz’ means ‘Beef Labeling Delegation Act’, but it has fallen out of use today.
- German is on the list of the most popular languages in the world – it is spoken by about 95 million people in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and other countries.
- The revival of German is one of the tools for the revival and popularization of German culture and history.
- According to statistics, children who do not live in Germany, unfortunately, do not know their native language, which means they forget their culture and traditions.
How to take part
Start learning German; it will expand your opportunities while traveling, in a career, and in education. If you know German, read books or watch a movie in the original language. In the evening, let yourself relax and drink a German beer, and choose German sausages as an appetizer.
When is German Language Day celebrated in 2023?
German Language Day is observed on the second Saturday of September each year.