Oktoberfest – Start planning now!
With the second semester of uni already underway, and the end of financial year been and gone, it’s time to get onto planning those Oktoberfest celebrations before you are sitting there scrolling through Instagram and Facebook looking at those great events with some serious fomo! Follow this part one to see the ins and out of Oktoberfest and the traditions behind this beer drinking extravaganza!
What is Oktoberfest?
On October 12, 1810 the marriage of Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese Charlotte Luise of Saxony-Hildburghausen (what a mouthful) was celebrated in Munich, Germany. This celebration was later termed Oktoberfest, typically as it occurred in October… This has become one of the most popular celebrations around the world and runs either from mid or late September to the first weekend in October but the hype begins a lot earlier, with events popping up everywhere! so you’ve got to get in quick!
Within Oktoberfest celebrations only beers that conform to the laws or “purity orders” can be sold and consumed during the celebrations. This law states it must be produced in Munich, and use only ingredients Barley, Hops and Water as ingredients in the production. It originally stems from an attempt to reduce competition with bakers for ingredients, common practices, and cultural norms. Could you imagine only being able to purchase like two types of beer ever? And it being made by bakers? No wonder their celebrations last more than two weeks, you’d need a month to cure the hangover from that nasty stuff!
Thanks to those Royals, drinking beer whilst listening to music, and having a great time has become an annual event (aren’t we lucky!). Spanning for 16-18 days you better make sure to book off a few (or more) days afterwards to recover, as its all fun and games when celebrating with friends, but no one wants to see the aftermath for an entire week after…
If you are unsure of how to get to your Oktoberfest celebration, we are here to help! Drop us a line and we’ll do our best to make it the best celebration!
We look forward to hearing from you!
The crew at DoubleUP xx