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German Club does Oktoberfest in style

"Es ist Party Tag!" is a phrase that has been used by Frau Freeman every Friday for the last couple of weeks. For years, the German Club has been known for their fantastic parties including new movies, great food, contests, and lots of friends.

This year is no different.

German Club participants drinking soda
German Club participants drink rootbeer and Coke in a "beer" drinking contest. Photo by Viviana Razo.

So what are they celebrating this time? Oktoberfest, the extremely popular 16-day celebration held in Munich annually. Every year around this time, Frau Freeman and volunteers join in cooking up some delicious schnitzel, macaroni, preparing for root beer drinking contests, and much more.

Much like the real German Oktoberfest, Foothill celebrates the holiday annually in September and October. So, how long has Oktoberfest been around, and how did it start?

The popular German celebration first began October 12, 1810 with the marriage of King Ludwig I and Princess Therese von-Sachsen-Hildburghausen. Five days later, a large festival was held. Now the traditional celebration has lasted for over a century, with no sign of dying-out in sight.

And who would want it to end? With the food and fun, it should be around for a very long time.
The last party day will be held this Friday, on October 5.

If you still want to make donations to make the last of the Oktoberfest parties a hit, talk Frau Freeman in room S9. Anything from potato salad to pretzels helps out!



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