How did the tradition of Oktoberfest start?

with the royal wedding
with the celebration of German unification
with a folk celebration of harvest
celebration of the first beer of a season
Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King of Bavaria Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Sax­e-Hild­burghausen on October 12, 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the fes­tiv­i­ties held on the fields in front of the city gates to cel­e­brate the happy royal event. Since then, Oto­ber­fest is held at the same place every year (except for epi­demics and wars).

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with the royal wedding
with the celebration of German unification
with a folk celebration of harvest
celebration of the first beer of a season
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flagItaly
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flagGermany
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flagthe United States
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flagNorway
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flagPoland
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flagthe United Kingdom
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flagUnknown
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flagFrance
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flagIndia
17%
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flagRepublic of Ireland
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flagthe Netherlands
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Gender

men26%
women23%
with the royal wedding
26%
23%
with the celebration of German unification
10%
13%
with a folk celebration of harvest
34%
33%
celebration of the first beer of a season
27%
30%

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Author: Bob Stanley
Illustration: Thomas Sauzedde
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