Monday, October 14, 2013

Fact of the Day: October Fest

The German festival Oktoberfest dates back to 1810 before the unification of Germany. The first Oktoberfest was to celebrate the marriage between Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and his bride Therese. Ludwig would later become King Ludwig I of Bavaria. 

19 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Interesting fact.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Fantastic Fest.. Cheers.

Sammie said...

oh now i know where all of this is coming from :)

Irina Pavlova said...

Oh it's so interesting! Sometimes history isn't so boring!!!)))) Great post!

Margaret D said...

That's a long time ago,.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I had always wondered about the origin of Oktoberfests. Coolness.

DEZMOND said...

the beer fest!

Fresh Is Yummy said...

Nice!

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Debra She Who Seeks said...

Was that the mad king Ludwig who built all those crazy castles?

A Beer for the Shower said...

A wedding party so epic it's still going on 200 years later. DAMN.

Karen Baldwin said...

I raise my beer mug in honor.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

They haven't been sober in centuries...ahahahaha!!
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Christine said...

interesting!

Anna and Klaudia said...

great fact! I must visit Germany some day :)

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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Well, that explains that :)

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that one at all

Theresa Mahoney said...

Who knew! I just thought it was an excuse to suck down beer all day :)

Linda said...

I didn't know this, Adam. Thanks for sharing.

Teddi said...

i can't stop staring at his magnificent clothes! i went to elementary school in california with a pretty blonde girl with the last name ludwig.