Oktoberfest, A German version of St. Patrick’s Day IMO

October is finally here for us all. If you have German roots in your family tree, you’ll know that October is  a special month for you because it’ll mean the celebration of Oktoberfest, extolling the joys of beer. A lot of music,dancing , partying and feasting on German treats like bratwurst(a type of sausage),sauerkraut,pumperknickel bread,etc. are ongoing.

Though Oktoberfest doesn’t have a particular color theme like the Irish(using the color green) when celebrating St. Patrick’s Day every March 17, both festivites focus on having a good time partying and serving beer and other alcoholic drinks is one way to facilitate bonds of goodwill with one another. It opens up as an invitation to group together in good times.

I’m a teetotaller for heath reasons  so I’m not an expert on the fine points of drinking beer or liquor  nor extemporize on their  fine qualities either. A sommelier , I’m not.

But looking at this from a sociocultural standpoint, it just goes to show you that man is a social animal and wants to live life to the fullest.

I drink to that!(with my juice)

Salut,as the Italians say! And as the song goes…”Roll out the barrel, roll out the barrel of fun…”

Josie

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2 comments
  1. Are there a lot of Germans in Canada? I love October. Keep up the writing!

    • There are a good number of Germans in Canada but I think that all over the world, Oktoberfest is celebrated by a lot of people,folks–German and non-German.

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