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German Language Day - September
Sat, Sep 14, 2024

German Language Day

German Language Day is dedicated to the language of such luminaries as Erich Maria Remarque, Johann Goethe, Thomas Mann, Franz Kafka, Stefan Zweig, and Hermann Hesse. It is celebrated annually on the second Saturday of September.

History

The holiday was established to motivate more people to learn the rich cinematic language of the Weimar era. The promotion of the German language and the holiday is spearheaded by the German Language Association, which was created with the mission to revive the German language so that it is understood in all corners of the world.

Interesting Facts

  • The longest word in German, ‘Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz,’ which means ‘Beef Labeling Delegation Act,’ has fallen out of use today.
  • German ranks among the most popular languages in the world, spoken by about 95 million people in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and other countries.
  • The revival of German is seen as a key tool for the revival and popularization of German culture and history.
  • Statistics show that children living outside of Germany often do not know their native language, leading to a disconnect from their culture and traditions.

How to Take Part

Begin learning German to enhance your travel, career, and educational opportunities. If you already know German, enjoy books or movies in the original language. In the evening, indulge in some German beer and pair it with German sausages.

When is German Language Day celebrated in 2024?

German Language Day is observed on the second Saturday of September each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday September 14 2024
Saturday September 13 2025
Saturday September 12 2026
Saturday September 11 2027
Saturday September 9 2028
Saturday September 8 2029