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Backyard Oktoberfest

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Kelly

With Oktoberfest being cancelled in Germany this year due to COVID-19, many people are looking for alternatives to their yearly trip to celebrate the German heritage.  There are many ways you can celebrate at home or local Oktoberfest even if you can’t make the trip this year. 1. Plan your own back yard Oktoberfest. In most states, parties of 25 and under are still allowed without restriction.  So put your Pandora station on “Oktoberfest Radio”, get some brats at your [...]

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Where to Tie your Apron Bow

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The time has come to wear your beautiful new dirndl.  The music is in the air, the steins are full of Hofbräuhaus and the bratwurst is hot! You look great- the matching necklace, the perfect blouse, and the beautiful apron! You can’t forget an apron! The traditional German dirndl outfit includes a blouse, dress and apron.  Unlike American culture an apron is a necessity to any German dress. But why are the strings so long?  It’s because the apron is [...]

Does Wearing Lederhosen to Oktoberfest Really Matter?

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You have the airplane tickets, the beer tent tickets and a place to say.  Now it’s time to look the part!  Wearing authentic German Lederhosen at Oktoberfest is not just fun but it’s also a necessity.  Besides feeling out of place for not wearing lederhosen, you’ll want want to wear lederhosen for fun! Although Oktoberfest has been around since the 18th century, it has grown exponentially in recent years, spreading its wings across the world. Not only those at the [...]

What do ladies wear for Oktoberfest? Dirndls!

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Help! You’ve been invited to an Oktoberfest but you have no clue what to wear! This post will give you the basics to help you fit the part.  Whether it’s the original festival held in Munich Germany or an backyard event, we’ll give you the choice so you can pick your perfect outfit. What are the basic of an Oktoberfest outfit? There are three main parts to an Oktoberfest outfit for women and girls. Dirndl (German dress) Apron Blouse A Dirndl is the authentic and [...]

Why are Traditional Lederhosen Essential for Oktoberfest?

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When you imagine Oktoberfest, the first picture that comes to mind has the entire city of Munich covered with German lederhosen and dirndls. These are the traditional Bavarian costumes that locals and tourists wear to celebrate German folk culture during the largest folk fest in Germany! You may sing, dance, and make merry, but without these traditional costumes (together known as “trachten”) you’re bound to feel left feeling out of place. While the citizens of Munich are used to wearing [...]

What Makes a Dirndl Authentic?

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A traditional outfit worn by women in Austria and Germany is called a dirndl.  The authentic German dirndl has become quite a popular ensemble among Europeans in particular those going to Oktoberfest. While “dirndl” directly translates to dress, the dirndl outfit is really considered three parts- the dress, apron and blouse. A glimpse into the history of authentic dirndls Appealing to women across regions, authentic dirndls have an interesting history. Worn in the nineteenth century by peasants in Bavaria, the outfit [...]

What accessories can liven up your Dirndl this Oktoberfest?

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What accessories can liven up your Dirndl this Oktoberfest A widely famous annual festival, the Oktoberfest sees people from within Germany and across the globe thronging the city to be a part of the unique celebrations. It is the world’s largest beer festival, which goes on over a period of 2 weeks in Munich, Germany. The festival is planned in a way that the first Sunday of October month is the last day of the fun-filled Oktoberfest. The globally famous [...]

Oktoberfest accessories

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Oktoberfest Clothing – Lederhosen Lederhosen has a deep-rooted history in Germany. It is, basically, an outfit comprising a pair of leather pants and suspenders going over the shoulders. This form of the outfit has gone through several modifications with time but, even today, this Oktoberfest Clothing trend remains true to its very core. Forged in the early 16 th century, particularly by Bavarians, with the help of goat and deerskin. It was deemed to be a clothing for peasants primarily as [...]

Dirndl Accessories for Oktoberfest

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Five Trending Dirndl Accessories for Oktoberfest Once you have the basic of your German Oktoberfest outfit- a dirndl, blouse and apron- it’s time for the fun part.  Accessories!  Here we outline the top 5 things you need to think about to top off your outfit and have the German boys smiling at you. 1.Put on Your Dancing Shoes! High heals, booties, ballet flats and sandals are all great choices for your dirndl.  Which you will choose depends on a couple factors- the [...]

German Lederhosen

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German Lederhosen  Handmade German lederhosen are more than just costumes you air out for the occasional Oktoberfest. They’re a way to share in the robust German tradition of celebration and the outdoors! In this age of speed and technology, we rarely invest in anything that we know will last more than a lifetime. These German lederhosen are a rare investment. They’re an item that you will love and, even more, enjoy passing on to your children and grandchildren to remind them of [...]