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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9%
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flagGermany
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9%
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26%
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flagthe United States
34%
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105
flagNorway
33%
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50%
12
flagPoland
25%
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28%
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flagthe United Kingdom
22%
9%
34%
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flagRussia
20%
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10
flagFrance
18%
18%
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16
flagUkraine
17%
17%
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35%
17
flagthe Netherlands
16%
5%
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18
flagIndia
16%
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flagUnknown
14%
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29%
200
flagRepublic of Ireland
13%
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15
flagCanada
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Gender

men23%
women23%
with the royal wedding
23%
23%
with the celebration of German unification
14%
14%
with a folk celebration of harvest
35%
32%
celebration of the first beer of a season
27%
29%

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Author: Bob Stanley
Illustration: Thomas Sauzedde
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