Celebration Bringing Back Lost Traditions
Back on October 12th of 1810, German Prince Ludwig of Bavaria married Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.
Everyone in Munich was invited to their Catholic wedding reception (except Jews of course). The party continued for sixteen days with guests receiving free beer, food, and entertainment.
In the following years, the celebration turned into a festival and became an important part of German Catholic culture.
Munich Oktoberfest now occurs from late September to the first weekend in October. This year’s festival begins on August 22nd and ends on October 7th.
The festival has become the world’s largest fair, with more than 5 million guests each year.
Traditional German food is served including Brezeln (Pretzels), Würstl (sausages), Schweinebraten (roast pork), Schweinshaxe (grilled ham), Spätzle (noodles), Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes), and Sauerkraut.
In addition, over 7 million liters of German beer are served throughout the festival.
Many of these cultural traditions were lost after our ancestors left Europe and came to America. Now, the Jewish media typically portrays us as “boring white people” with no culture.
Fortunately, the popularity of Oktoberfest has recently spread into America.
Below is a list of American cities that have organized Oktoberfest celebrations this year:
Big Bear City, CA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Rockaway Township, NJ
Mt. Angel, OR
New Braunfels, TX
Virginia Beach, VA
La Crosse, WI
New Glarus, WI