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Significance of oktoberfest in kitchener

Fadiyah Sameh
Fadiyah Sameh
Posted: 2015-10-16

Festivals are an important thing for any country. They represent the culture traditions and norms of a country. The festivals are a great way to promote the culture and expand the social circle of the society. There are many festivals held all over the world during the year. Some are national festivals, some are religious and even international festivals are held for international brotherhood and harmony. Oktoberfest is one of the largest national festivals of the world held annually in Munich, Germany.

Oktoberfest in Kitchener

Oktoberfest is also held in Kitchener which located in Southern Ontario, Canada. And this festival is considered as the second largest festival of the world. Right before the Canadian Thanksgiving, the Oktoberfest starts with a special parade of soldiers. It is a nine-day long festival which is held in October. The festival begins on Friday before the Canadian Thanksgiving. It is estimated that the festival attracts about 1,000,000 visitors from all around the world. The entertaining events and cultural attractions during the week are a great source of enjoyment for the local people and as well as for the visitors.

German Heritage and Events

A major parade is held on Monday on the Thanksgiving Day. The twin cities Waterloo and Kitchener have a long history with the German heritage which is one of the reasons behind the Oktoberfest. It is a great sign for the Germans because this festival is a prodigious way to promote the Cultural heritage of Germany. There are many events that are held in Kitchener during the Oktoberfest. These include the Opening parade ceremony, a Major Rock concert, a Fun Run arranged for people of every age even for the children. University night event for the students and a lot more events are a part of the Oktoberfest held in Kitchener.

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