…My version of that Tyrol hat…Oktoberfest has been in full swing for a couple of weeks now. Here’s something you may not know. Oktoberfest was originally a wedding celebration. It was the day that Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria (he later became King Ludwig the First), and Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen were married-October 12, 1810. The celebration lasted several days, actually; and then became Oktoberfest, as the people loved it so much. Now, it’s celebrated all around the world. So, do you know what happened to the three little ghosties who stayed too long at Oktoberfest? They were three sheets to the wind. Ha! I couldn’t resist!
I thought I would share one of my favorite German folk dances with you, as a way of kicking of Oktoberfest…and sharing a little bit of my heritage with you. This dance is called the Schuhplatter. I’m not sure if this was competition, or just exhibition, but these gentlemen are awesome! Then, I wanted to share with you, this other German folk dance, done by couples. After you watch it, you’ll know where the term, “dizzy blond” originated. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Love you from Cafe du Mondieu
Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, October 9, 2019, 4:27 p.m.