Oktoberfest has come a long way in Germany, and the country’s pride in club football FC Bayern Munich are defiling social media claims which say an event can’t last more than two weeks.
Image: FC Bayern Munich celebrating 2017 Oktoberfest.
That jinx is definitely worth breaking for a tradition which started as a marriage ceremony between Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese on October 12, 1810.
History has it that everyone all townsmen were offered invitation at the event which took place in an open field outside the city gates. After the memorable wedding, those fields were named Theresienwiese after the Princess.
The party was so enchanting that the townspeople reportedly asked King Ludwig to make it a yearly celebration.
Drink but don’t get drunk? Never!
This year’s Oktoberfest will be its 210th anniversary, and Bayern Munich say you’re cordially invited to a repeat of the wedding festivities.
Expected to run for 16 consecutive days, the events will kick of on Saturday, 16 September until 3 October. There will be an additional 2 days due to cover up for a public holiday which falls on the third day of October.
Here are a few pictures from FC Bayern Munich:
Thomas Muller, Robert Lewandowski and Arturo Vidal.
Boateng, Javi Martinez, Alaba, Suele and James