I’m home alone for the weekend…well…my 21 year old college son is technically “home”…at work right now and probably headed out for some fun after work…so…I’m home alone for the weekend… (smile)
Oktoberfest is an annual fall festival which takes place in Munich, Germany. It is associated with the consumption of large amounts of beer and traditional German foods, along with general merrymaking. With a few exceptions due to wars, Germans have celebrated Oktoberfest every year since 1810, although the early version of the event was dramatically different than the modern incarnation. Many communities with a large German population host their own versions of Oktoberfest every year, encouraging people to celebrate German heritage and join together in fellowship.
The actual German Oktoberfest ended on October 4th. We like a good party so have extended that calendar ourselves! Want more information on the history and culture? This website is great: World Languages & Cultures – German