Oktoberfest is the world’s largest Volksfest. It is held annually in Munich, Germany. It is a 16-to-18-day folk festival that begins in late September and runs to the first Sunday in October. In excess of six million people attend every year. Oktoberfest originated on October 12th, 1810, in celebration of the marriage of the crown prince of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghhausen.
This month we hosted our own festival here at Hazel End, the home had been decorated beautifully and the scene was set for an afternoon of traditional food, drink, and fun.
The festival was a great success, we listened to Bavarian music, indulged in Bavarian snacks and a sampled a range of beers. There was certainly a festive atmosphere by the time we’d tried a few of those.
This is not our first Oktoberfest. This festival is a regular event here, our residents look forward to it every year, and who can blame them? We sing, we drink, and we chat, we discuss Germany and recall our trips there, we share stories, and we laugh, we laugh a lot.
Living at Hazel End provides many opportunities to learn new things, the time to participate in a myriad of activities and the support to enjoy life to its fullest.