German Air Force Oktoberfest 2015
Last year’s Oktoberfest was a blast at Holloman Air Force Base!
We do realize that Oktoberfest is some time away, but we’d like to outline what exactly goes down during this momentous occasion! What exactly is Oktoberfest, and when did it originate?
The history of the Oktoberfest in Germany began with the Royal Wedding on October 12, 1810. Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. The fields were renamed Theresienwiese (Theresa’s Fields) to honor the Crown Princess. Horse races in the presence of the royal family marked the close of the event that was celebrated as a festival for Bavaria. The decision to repeat the horse races in subsequent years gave rise to the tradition of Oktoberfest.
Today, the German version of Oktoberfest remains the one of the biggest events in the world. What’s special and attractive about the Oktoberfest is its ability to combine a celebration for the locals, a combination of traditions, and high-tech new ideas & influences.
Why does Oktoberfest start in September, you ask? Well, it does finish in October, but due to the cool weather in Germany, the organizers decided it would be better to start it on the third weekend in September.
We, here at NewMexi.co, are looking forward to this year’s Oktoberfest and the events to follow! Bring on the fun!