Monday, September 27, 2010

German-American Steuben Parade of New York 2010

Over the years, the annual German-American Steuben Parade has grown into the largest event of its kind in the United States. The colorful parade last Saturday featured hundreds of music and dance groups, the wildly costumed and masked Karneval groups, the folks in their historic Tracht, the marksmen and all the other marchers on Fifth Avenue. They come together every year to celebrate German-American culture and traditions, and to applaud the achievements of German immigrants. The parade is named in honor of General Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, who fought alongside General George Washington in the Revolutionary War and helped the Americans gain independence from Britain.

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