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Also called the Wisen, Oktoberfest is a 16 to 18-day folk festival which has gained immense popularity worldwide. The festival offers tons of excitement for everyone and is famous for its Oktoberfest beer which is produced by a number of different breweries including, Augustiner-Bräu, Hacker-Pschorr-Bräu, Löwenbräu and Spatenbräu. The festival is now going to be held once again so, if you want to attend this event live, then get your hands on these Oktoberfest tickets today.
The History of Oktoberfest
The origin of Oktoberfest dates back to the 19th century when King Ludwig I of Bavaria married princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. To celebrate this joyous event, the residents of the city were given invitations to attend festivities that were being held at in front of the gates of the city. These famous public fields were later named Theresienwiese (Theresa’s Meadows) to honor the crown princess. In order to celebrate the special event, horse races, inspired by 15th century Scharlachrennen, were held in the presence of the royal family.
It is generally thought that a National Guard Major, Andreas Michael Dall'Armi came up with the idea of holding the event. However, the concept of Oktoberfest itself and horse races resulted from the proposals put forward by Franz Baumgartner, a sergeant and coachman in the National Guard. After the conclusion of this successful event, it was held again the next year which gave rise to the tradition of the annual Oktoberfest.
The Evolution of Oktoberfest
After1813, Oktoberfest went on to grow and added multiple activities for the people to enjoy. The spectacle not only featured horse races but also added tree climbing, swings, bowling alleys and multiple more attractions to make things more exciting. In 1818, carnival booths were installed that offered prizes made of silver and porcelain. The festival then made the parade a permanent attraction in 1850 and continued to feature horse races until 1960.
In 1910, the 100th anniversary of Oktoberfest was celebrated where people consumed approximately 120,000 liters of beer. Four years later, the festival was suspended, till 1918, due to World War I. The event was once again cancelled in 1919 and 1920 because of heavy inflation. The festival was not held during World War II which lasted from 1939 to 1945.
Since 1950, the spectacle has been starting with the same traditional procedure; a twelve-gun salute and the tapping of the first keg of the Oktoberfest beer by the Mayor of Munich with the proclamation, ‘O'zapft is!’ The Mayor then offers the Minister-President of the State of Bavaria the first liter of beer.
Oktoberfest: Still a Big Hit
Oktoberfest has not lost its popularity and still remains one of the most successful festivals around today. A number of changes were made to it during the new millennium including the inclusion of quiet Oktoberfest. The idea was to have orchestras in the tents play only quiet brass music until 6:00 pm to keep the festival amicable for the families and the elderly. In 2008, a new Bavarian law was introduced to ban smoking in all open spaces accessible to the public.
In 2010, the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest was celebrated. During that year’s festival, horse races, a museum tent and a specially brewed beer was made available to make people experience how it felt being part of the festival two centuries ago. The event now also features multiple large and small tents which feature different activities for the public.
Oktoberfest is now going to be held in Munich as well as North America soon. It is scheduled to take place in cities like, Nampa, Baltimore, East Providence and Pala. So, to experience this special festival live, simply grab your Oktoberfest tickets today.