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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flagGermany
36%
11%
23%
26%
71
flagNorway
33%
0%
16%
50%
12
flagthe United States
30%
8%
35%
19%
93
flagPoland
26%
11%
32%
28%
3416
flagthe United Kingdom
24%
10%
29%
35%
74
flagFrance
18%
18%
31%
31%
16
flagIndia
17%
17%
41%
23%
17
flagRepublic of Ireland
15%
15%
69%
0%
13
flagthe Netherlands
14%
7%
7%
71%
14
flagUnknown
12%
12%
31%
43%
16

Gender

men26%
women23%
with the royal wedding
26%
23%
with the celebration of German unification
10%
13%
with a folk celebration of harvest
35%
33%
celebration of the first beer of a season
27%
29%

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Author: Bob Stanley
Illustration: Thomas Sauzedde
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