October is German Heritage Month
Canadain German Friendship Pin, © German Consulate Toronto
Since 2016, the German heritage in Canada is remembered by celebrating October as German Heritage Month.
Since 2016, the German heritage in Canada is remembered by celebrating October as German Heritage Month. It was Marwan Tabbara, a Kitchener MP, who presented the respective motion No. 73 in November 2016 to the government to recognize the contributions that German-Canadians have made to Canadian society by declaring October, every year, German Heritage Month. The motion also asked the government to recognize Oktoberfest every year as a celebration of German culture and heritage. The Motion was adopted unanimously by the House of Commons on December 13, 2016. We are grateful and proud to celebrate German Heritage Month for the third time this year.