It is noteworthy that the first time the festival was held in October 1810. It was then in Bavaria was the wedding of Prince Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxony. In honor of the royal wedding festivities were held nationwide, which were not without beer and horseracing. On a large meadow, located right at the city gates were invited to all the inhabitants of the city of Munich. The event was so pleased to groom that he ordered him to spend a year, and since then the meadow was called in honor of the bride - Theresienwiese.
Tradition since then have not changed. Every year, the third Saturday of September, at 11 am, Oktoberfest opens a huge parade participants dressed in national costumes. On the feast attracts millions of visitors from around the world. Theresienwiese has long been a center of the city, so no room for everyone to take part in the festival, but to transfer the main area outside the city, no one is going. Each year, the indigenous inhabitants of Munich erected on the main square of the giant beer tents, which are branches of the local pubs. Somehow, they modestly called "tents". Traditionally they are always 14.
Interestingly, at the Oktoberfest beer festival, many come with children. Even arranged special family days when beer is sold at a special price discount. For children arrange numerous entertainment in the form of roundabouts or riding in a carriage pulled by horses. Kids can eat plenty of ice cream and take part in all sorts of special contests.
In fact, famous for its Oktoberfest costume parade and an amazing show program. Horse racing, shooters parade, costume parades and concerts ... During the holiday consumed nearly 7 million liters of beer and eat more than half a fried chicken and famous Bavarian sausages. Especially for the festival, local brewers produced a special holiday beer - oktoberfestbir. It's a little tougher than usual, but their price is appropriate.