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Oktoberfest: The Beer Soaked Mystery

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Do we need an excuse to drink imported beer, sing loudly and wear silly hats? For some of us, these might be everyday occurrences, but for the rest of population, there’s Oktoberfest.

Man caught wearing traditional Bavarian hat after dancing to a polka band

Man caught wearing traditional Bavarian hat after dancing to a polka band

The tradition supposedly started in 1810 with the celebration of a royal wedding in Munich, which was then capital of the independent kingdom of Bavaria (now part of modern Germany).

However, some argue that the tradition is a bit older than that and has to do with innovations in brewing beer. (more…)