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About Oktoberfest

The first Oktoberfest was held in Germany on the 17th of October 1810, in honor of the wedding of Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese, and was a day of horse racing. All the citizens of Munich were invited to the celebration. Since then, Otkoberfest is celebrated every year and has gradually changed from its original form. As time passed, stands began to line up in the meadows near the town, known as the meadows of Theresa, and by the end of the 19th century, the first beer halls appeared. People entertained themselves with different games, such as climbing trees and jumping with bags.

Oktoberfest assumes its modern appearance in 1896 when a local businessman constructs huge tents, where visitors drank tons of beer. Since them, it’s the beer which is the focal point of the event. Local brewers today prepare a special beer for the holiday, called "vasen”, which is stronger than normal beer. It is poured in the traditional Oktoberfest liter mugs, called „mass ", and drank with the typical beer snacks - pretzels, sausages, sauerkraut and other dishes from the traditional German cuisine, such as fried chicken, pork leg and other typical Bavarian delicacies. Dressed in traditional costumes, the participants in this beer fest have fun to the sound of traditional Bavarian music, along with millions of tourists who visit Germany especially for Oktoberfest. Today it is one of the most widely celebrated holidays and it begins 16 days before the first Sunday of October.

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