Oktoberfest Returns to FAHS

Posted on November 7, 2013 by

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DSCN0622Has anyone ever heard of Oktoberfest?

Oktoberfest is the largest fair in the world. Six million people around the world come to this festival every year. Originating in Munich, Oktoberfest is 16 days of nothing but eating, singing, and dancing.

It all started in 1810, and every year since has been better. The festival used to last throughout October, but because of the drenching rains during October in Germany, the dates changed to September 21st to October 6th. In Munich at Oktoberfest, there are tents that can seat approximately 6,896 people outside and 3,022 people outside. These numbers do not include people standing inside or outside of the tent.

The mayor joins one of these tents on the first day of Oktoberfest. The organizers fire a cannon 12 times, then the mayor begins the celebration.

There are sausage-eating contests, roller-coasters, merry-go-rounds, etc. Surprisingly enough, some meats they have there are roasted oxen, roasted chicken, and roasted fish.

For the second year in a row, Frau Christine Moll’s German class celebrated Oktoberfest in her classroom on Friday, 27 September, from periods 6-9. Moll’s intention for the Oktoberfest party was to “enrich the curriculum” with aspects from Oktoberfest straight from Germany.

Some foods that were offered were pretzel crackers, choceur milk Chocolate, spekulatius spiced cookies, hazelnut spread, doppel keks, Bavarian sweet mustard, sunflower seed bread, and white asparagus. All these foods were made and imported from Germany to make it “a cultural experience” for her students.

To compliment this experience, music from Germany at the Oktoberfest was played in her classroom during the partying periods.

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