Saturday, September 21, 2013

O'zapft is!

Don't rush into the Halloween season just yet, y'all.

It's time for Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest began in 1810 as a horse race to amuse the public on the occasion of a Bavarian royal wedding. Wars and cholera epidemics have meant that Bavarians haven't always gotten their annual fill, but the land of plenty has managed to celebrate Oktoberfest 180 times in 203 years. Past Oktoberfests - the largest celebration of its kind in the world - have seen as many as 6 million "Masse," or liter beers in the Bavarian dialect, guzzled.
In the words of Ude, and two centuries of mayors who have preceded him (and surely whoever will replace him next year), "O'zapft is" - it's tapped.

And, of course, keeping with custom, SIGIS will be doing some serious Oktoberfest celebration and posting!

Tobegin, you should acquaint yourself with the Oktoberfest translation guide:

"Mehr bier, bitte!"

Here we go.

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