Oktoberfest returns to Mérida after two years of absence

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The traditional festival of Bavaria, Germany will be held in Mérida from October 14 to 16

MÉRIDA, Yucatan.- After two years that it was not held due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Yucatán, this year the Oktoberfest returns to Mérida, an event in which there will be food, drinks, desserts, breads, music, dances and games for All ages.

(News Yucatan)

It is an event inspired by German traditions, where mainly Bavarian sausages, pretzels, mashed potatoes and sauerkraut are eaten, and different beers are offered.


Why is Oktoberfest celebrated?

The Oktoberfest began in the Bavarian city of Munich in 1810, to celebrate the marriage of Luis I of Bavaria, the celebrations were from October 12 to 17 of that year.

Then it began to be held annually, only interrupted by world wars and epidemics, which is why it became the most important beer festival in the world.

In our country it has been celebrated since 1971 in the German Club of Mexico, while in Mérida the Oktoberfest celebration began approximately 16 years ago with the aim of promoting German culture in a family atmosphere.

Oktoberfest in Merida

So far the organizers, including the Mérida German Language Center, La Bierhaus, and Schirp Delicatessen, have announced that the event will be held on Friday 14, Saturday 15, and Sunday 16 October.

During the meeting, the attendees will have the opportunity to learn about a large part of the German tradition, gastronomy, culture, music and traditional German dance.

In addition, there will be a variety of national and international dishes and beers.

In the last edition, in 2019, the event was held at the Rogers Sports Unit, where attendees were able to try up to 25 different beers and on that occasion the ticket cost 90 pesos.

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