Statement by Minister Hussen on German Heritage Month

In October, Canada celebrates German Heritage Month and Oktoberfest.

OTTAWA (ON), October 1, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Today marks the start of German Heritage Month, a celebration of the remarkable contributions German Canadians have made and continue to make to our country.

Canada is the proud home of over 3 million people of German descent, representing one of the largest cultural communities in our country. Whether through business, science, sport or the arts, German Canadians continue to have a significant impact on our society. Events like Oktoberfest are one of the many ways this community celebrates its culture.

With a lively and colorful display of traditional Bavarian attire, German food, drink and music, Oktoberfest brings communities together. Beyond the Oktoberfest festivities, German Heritage Month is also an opportunity for Canadians to learn more about the contributions of this community.

As Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, I encourage everyone from coast to coast to participate in events in their local communities. I wish everyone celebrating a happy German Heritage Month and Oktoberfest!

Prost!

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

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