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Martinsgans Dinner

13.11.2014 | 18:30
- 20:30
Atlanta, GA

The GACC South is happy to announce its first annual Martinsgans Dinner.

Join us at the prestigious Ritz-Carlton for an exquisite Martinsgans holiday dinner featuring Roasted Goose. Guests of the German-American business community will unite in celebration of the holiday season and the European holiday tradition of St. Martin’s Day.

We are excited to offer a special 3 course dinner for $85 for members and $100 for non-members. Join this delightful and unique dinner evening with great atmosphere, good conversations, and delicious wines. Register quickly as space is limited!

The tradition of St. Martins Day and Martinsgans
St. Martins Day is named after St. Martin of Tours, who was made a saint by the Catholic Church for being a kind man who cut his cloak in half to share with a beggar during a snowstorm. According to legend, Martin was hesitant to become a bishop as an honor of his good deeds, so he hid in a stable filled with geese to escape from Church officials. Needless to say, the cackling of the geese quickly gave away his location.
Traditionally, this dinner takes place on the 11th day of the 11th month of the year as families all across Germany commemorate the life and legend of St. Martin through serving a roasted Goose feast while children gather in city streets to engage in paper lantern parades and sing songs.
St. Martin’s day also marks the beginning of the winter and the 40 days lent before Christmas.


Thursday, November 13, 2014


6:30pm - 8:30pm


The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta
181 Peachtree Street NE | Atlanta, GA 30303

Event fee:

$85 for GACC South members; $100 for non-members

RSVP by:

Monday, November 10, 2014

Disclaimer: A cancellation is accepted only in writing. For cancellations received 7 days or less prior to the event date, 50% of the event fee will be charged. For cancellations received 2 days or less prior to the event date, a participant is a no-show or leaves early, the full event fee will be charged. We are happy to accept a replacement. Attendance is possible only after payment is received.