Lively “Oktoberfest” celebrations in September

Celebration of the 178th traditional festivals in the city of Munich, Germany and the world's largest festival begins on Saturday, September 17, 2011 when the Munich Mayor Christian Ude opens the first beer keg tap by saying "O'zapft is!" ("It has been opened!" according to the Bavarian language).

An Oktoberfest celebration event that originated from the celebration of the marriage of King Ludwig I of Bavaria on October 12, 1810 to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen, continues to the present, but subsequent developments, the festival was brought forward to the month of September because the weather is better than October.

Celebrations this year will take place at a place called "d 'Wiesn" for 17 days including the first Sunday in October, but if this Sunday falls on the 1st or 2nd, then the festival will continue until October 3 (German Unity Day), very festive!

Visitors can not wait queue since the opening day, quickly to get a quart-sized glass of beer called a Maß at a price 9.20 euros.

There are 14 spot-barrel keg of beer into the center of visitors attention in the form of tents and are also available typical culinary of traditional German foods, such as Hendl (chicken), Schweinebraten (roast pork), Schweinshaxe (grilled ham hock), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Würstl (sausages) along with Brezn (Pretzel), Knödel (potato or bread dumplings), Kasspatzn (cheese noodles), Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes), Sauerkraut or Blaukraut (red cabbage) along with Bavarian delicacies as Obatzda Such (a spiced cheese-butter spreads) and Weisswurst (a white sausage).

Travelers who join the residents of Munich really excited and running around carrying a beer keg into their desks, some had been spilled on the road, quite expensive when the beer is spilled in large quantities. Some more German women in traditional dress dancing happily with their friends, raising their glass of beer, awesome!

It will certainly spent a lot of beer keg, visitors enjoyed this two-week event without stopping to sing along, despite the economic crisis is upon mainland Europe, over six million locals and tourists from a variety of countries will focus to participate at this festival and briefly forget the routines.

What a great tradition and festive celebration!

(Sources AFP, AP /Images many sources of Oktoberfest 2011)


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