Why do we celebrate Oktoberfest? The Oktoberfest tradition dates back to October 12, 1810, when the Crown Prince of Bavaria married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. Going against tradition, the couple invited the common folk of Munich to participate in the celebration. Over the next five days, 40,000 people celebrated their marriage on the fields in front of the city gates. The following year, they threw another party to honor the royal couples’ wedding anniversary. Since then, Oktoberfest has been celebrated year after year in countries around the world.
The island of Thassos is referred to as “Greece’s Best Kept Secret.” It sits near the northern coast, surrounded by the gorgeous blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Unique shops, restaurants, cafés, and bars line the lively streets. The natural beauty and welcoming culture make this island the perfect vacation destination.
The Peruvian Festival of the Snow Star is held in May or June in the Sinkara Valley in the Cusco region of Peru. As described in the blog, Festival Mood, this festival is a religious and cultural gathering commemorating an event that occurred in 1780.