|Oktoberfest - The beer festival in Blumenau, Santa Catarina|
|The Germanica villa where the party begins.|
This festival was held traditionally in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. The Oktoberfest or Folk Festival runs in October remembering the marriage of king Ludwig I that happened in 1810.
Now the festival is spread all over the world, being Blumenau one of the most known places where the festival is very large. With the coming of many German immigrants and after a flood in 1984, the city of Blumenau in Santa Catarina, Brazil established this festival in order to grow the economy of the city and maintain the traditions of the immigrants.
|Parade with dances and costumes|
|Some dances require much practice and skill.|
One of the most important events are the parades with dances, delicious culinary and obviously beer. The party is also highlighted by the start of spring in this part of the hemisphere.
The Oktoberfest in Blumenau is considered one of the largest festivals of its kind outside Germany.
|Everybody takes part, joung people ...|
|even the not so young...|
During the event you can taste different types of beer. To avoid excessive drinking in many drinking contests like the metro shop (600 ml) one, the traditional beer has been changed to non-alcoholic beer. The idea is to enjoy and have a nice time but without excess.
|Fun is guaranteed.|
|Beer is shared|
|The whole family participates.|
|Music is part of the party.|
|Oktoberfest Queen 2016|
Every year the Oktoberfest queen represents the friendliness and beauty of this region of german immigrants.
|Chopão grandparents, typical characters of the party|
|Clowns are also present.|
|After the parade, the party is on the street.|
|Everybody takes part.|
|You cannot miss the beer.|
|Flowers and candies for all.|
|Music and rythm.|
If you are in Brazil in this period, visit Blumenau in the State of Santa Catarina and enjoy this festival!