What is Oktoberfest?
- It was initially started as wedding celebration in 1810 to commemorate the union between Crown Prince Ludwig (who later became King Ludwig I) and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen at Theresienwiese – it is for this reason that Oktoberfest is referred to by Germans as ‘die Wiesn’ or ‘the field’
- Through the years, this celebration have had a number of different elements and activities, including horse races, street parades (in traditional costumes), live music, dancing and of course the appreciation of authentic Munich-brewed beer.
- Currently, Oktoberfest is a truly global celebration with almost 7 million visitors consuming over 7 million litres of beer and more than half a million chickens throughout the celebration (based on 2011 figures), which lasts between 16 – 18 days from the middle of September to the first Sunday of October.
Throughout the month of October, drinkers can celebrate Oktoberfest with a series of themed parties across the country. Filled your evening with good food from around the world, having great fun with exciting contests, promotions and activities!
GAB’s selection of award-winning beers including Tiger, Guinness, Heineken and the official Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier, brewed exclusively for the Oktoberfest season. On top of that, as at these events, you will be able to get the special edition Oktoberfest Mug with a limited edition metal lid. Be sure to drop by early to reserve yours before it's all gone!
For more information, do check out Oktoberfest Malaysia Facebook Page to get updates on fun events and exciting promotions: https://www.facebook.com/OktoberfestMY :)
· Carolyn ♥ ·