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Oktoberfest, the German fall festival that celebrates everyone’s favorite things: food, beer, and merrymaking, is coming back to Altos de Chavón this month! Though the official Oktoberfest celebration takes place in Munich, Bavaria, a yearly festival that draws in more than six million people, there are celebrations modeled after it all over the world, including our wonderful piece of paradise, Altos de Chavón!
In honor of the German festival, on September 21, starting at 5:00 pm, the resort will host a day full of activities where guests and residents can enjoy an afternoon of live Caribbean fusion music with the Santiago based band “Conuko Band Roots” and “La Marimba” of Santo Domingo; activities for the whole family and national and international beers.
The kids will enjoy games, treasure hunts and other surprises throughout Altos de Chavón, while businesses in the area will be integrated with special menus at restaurants, beer offerings, a BBQ, and extended hours at the museums and shops.
Here are 5 German words you should know to prepare for Oktoberfest:
Bier – the word for beer in German
Dirndl – typical women’s dress worn at Oktoberfest consisting of a bodice, blouse, skirt, and apron
Lederhosen – men’s wardrobe consisting of leather trousers with a white shirt and knee-length socks
Maßkrug – is a German mug with exactly 1 liter of bier. Order a Maß for short
Prost – “Cheers!” in German. Alternatively, you can use the phrase, “Zum Wohl”
The 185th Oktoberfest ended with an official estimate that 7.2 million guests from around the world visited Germany and consumed 6.9 million liters of beer*!!! So, are you ready for the fun to begin in Altos de Chavón? No matter where this festival is celebrated, one thing is for sure, there will always be lively music, mouthwatering food, and big, big pints of beer! So SAVE THE DATE, and memorize this phrase: “Ein Bier, bitte!” (A beer please!)
* 2018 Oktoberfest statistics from oktoberfest.de
* Pictures from the 2017 Oktoberfest at Altos de Chavón