Oktoberfestis The Beer Festivaland Fair held in Munich and lasts for sixteen days. There are also Oktoberfest events held in many cities across the world. This is also a good opportunity to have anOktoberfest Partyfull of traditionalOktoberfest Decorations, Oktoberfest Flags together with Oktoberfest Bannerswork really well and we have loads of ideas to help you get your Oktoberfest Themed Party going. We would love to hear about your Oktoberfest experiences and what have planned for this year.
Oktoberfestis a sixteen day festival held annually inMunichand is a big part of Bavarian culture. This is the largestBeer Festivaland Fair which this year runs from 19th September-4th October. People attend from all over the world and other cities also hold Oktoberfest festivities based onMunichcelebrations. Oktoberfest began with the Royal Wedding of King Ludwig I to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. To celebrate their marriage there was a great horse race and in 1835 a parade took place. Oktoberfest isfull of customs and includes food such as chicken, sausages, red cabbage and pretzels. As well as this traditional folk music is played which becomes louder as the evening wears on and more beer is drunk, then the dancing and singing begins. There are only six breweries allowed to participate in Oktoberfest and each brewery has their own tent. The Mayor of Munich officially opens the celebrations. At Noon he performs the tapping of the first keg of beer then all visitors can drink. A distinctive costume parade also takes place through Munich. If you are not able to get to Munich for this this event there are loads of ways to bring Oktoberfest to you through themed parties and lots of Oktoberfest Decorations as well German Decorations.