Oktoberfest (17/09)

Oktoberfest is the world's largest beer festival. It takes place in the capital of Bavaria - Munich, begins in the second half of September and lasts more than two weeks.

It all started with the marriage of the Bavarian heir to the throne, Crown Prince Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxony. On October 12, 1810, the day their wedding took place, all the inhabitants of the city were invited to the festive festivities. They were collected on a large meadow, which at that time was outside the city limits. Now, in honor of the princess, it is called Therese Meadow (Theresienwiese). For the people of Munich that day there were festivities with free beer and horse races.

Everything went so lively and cheerfully that Ludwig gave the order to celebrate Oktoberfest every year. Every year the traditions of past years were preserved, and new ones were added to them. So, in 1811, a farmers' holiday was added to the races with a display of the most beautiful horses and bulls. In 1818 carousels and swings were installed. Then the first beer stalls were set up. In 1881, the world's first and largest chicken roaster opened.