Time for Octoberfest

Oktoberfest is the world's largest Volksfest. Held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it is a 16- to 18-day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. Locally, it is often called the Wiesn, after the colloquial name for the fairgrounds, Theresa's meadows. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since the year 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations that are modelled after the original Munich event.

The Oktoberfest tradition started in 1810 to celebrate the October 12th marriage of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to the Saxon-Hildburghausen Princess Therese. The citizens of Munich were invited to join in the festivities which were held over five days on the fields in front of the city gates.Wikipedia

I always thought it was to celebrate the end of season harvest.

Some Dances:


Here's a funny on how to celebrate:


  1. I also thought it was to celebrate the end of harvest, thanks for filling us in on what it is really all about.

    That last video was really funny.

  2. They have various Octoberfest's going on in this area too, but it's just about beer drinking and marketing.

  3. My youngest son was fortunate enough to be in Munich one year during Oktoberfest. He was able to enjoy the traditions where it all began.

  4. My town just had one, in early September...

  5. Festive, fun and beautiful!!!
    Very cheerful and interesting post John...thank you!!!

  6. I didn't know the origins of this either, so thanks for the enlightenment. And that last video is hilarious - love it!


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