Wednesday, September 18, 2013

75th Oktoberfest of the German Club Manila at Sofitel Manila 2013


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75th Oktoberfest of the German Club Manila at Sofitel Manila 2013

 
Mark your calendars: The most awaited beer festival in the Philippines, Oktoberfest 2013, will be held at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s newly renovated Harbor Garden Tent on October 18-19.


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75th Oktoberfest of the German Club Manila at Sofitel Manila 2013

 
DID YOU KNOW THAT?

  • Over 3,500 guests got caught up in the Oktoberfest fever last year where more than 28,548 liters of beer, 950 kgs of German sausages (Ring Bratwurst, Cheese Sausage, Cervelat Sausages, M√ľnchner Weisswurst, M√ľnchner Bratwurst and Hungarian sausages), 260 kgs of pork knuckles and 200 kgs of sauerkraut were consumed in a span of two days.

  • Oktoberfest is the largest festival in the world. Six Million is the approximate number of people that attend the Oktoberfest around the world.

 
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75th Oktoberfest: Costume for men

  • The traditional costume for men is wearing of Bavarian-style alpine hat (typically made of felt or suede), Bavarian trachten shirt (usually white or a plain checked pattern in blue, red or green), Lederhosens (short or knee-length trousers made of leather, often worn with suspenders), Wool knee socks, and leather shoes.


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75th Oktoberfest of the German Club Manila at Sofitel Manila 2013


  • The traditional costume for women  is wearing of Dirndl (traditional Bavarian dress with an apron), Dirndl blouse (peasant blouse that can either be ultra-conservative or downright daring, depending on your mood), a bodice and an apron (the most integral part of the dirndl - the pattern represents the region where the person is from).


Tent setup
75th Oktoberfest at Sofitel 2013: Festive set-up

  • The dirndl apron’s knots say a lot about the woman wearing it.
    • When a knot is tied on the woman's left side, this indicates that she is single.
    • When a knot is tied on the right, it means that she is taken, either married or engaged.
    • When a knot is tied in the front this means that she is a virgin.
    • When a knot is tied at the back this shows that the woman is widowed.


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75th Oktoberfest of the German Club Manila at Sofitel Manila 2013

  • Despite the name, Oktoberfest starts in September and lasts for about 16 - 19 days and always includes the first Sunday in October.


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75th Oktoberfest at Sofitel 2013: Beer drinking contest

  • 10 is the number of beer-filled mugs containing one liter beer that beer maids and waiters must be able to carry at a time.


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WHAT TO EXPECT AT OKTOBERFEST 2013:

  • Over 4 million worth of prizes to be given away.


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75th Oktoberfest at Sofitel Manila 2013: Bavarian Sound Express

  • Live music by the “Bavarian Sound Express” from Munich. They will definitely make every guest sing and dance all night long. Moreover, one of the best live bands in Manila, The Bloomfields, will be rocking the house with their retro 60s music when they perform on the 19th of October.

  • Authentic Oktoberfest tables and benches will be set up to give a festive beer garden fair setting. Ladies in dirndl and gentlemen in their Lederhosen will be adding to the Oktoberfest spirit.


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75th Oktoberfest at Sofitel Manila 2013: Beers, pretzels, sausages!

  • Grander and more colorful spread of authentic Bavarian cuisine. Some of the traditional Oktoberfest food that will be served are fresh roasted pork knuckles, roasted calf, laugen rolls, grilled German sausages and mouth-watering pastries paired with refreshing, ice cold San Miguel beer free flowing for all to enjoy.


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Assorted Charcuterie with Condiments
(Paprika Crusted Salami, Saucisson, Parma Ham, Black Forest Ham, Genuine Meat Sausages)

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Obatzda (A Bavarian cheese delicacy, usually Camembert and one third butter)

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Sausages (Cheese Krainer, Bratwurst Ring, Hungarian, Weisswurst, Bouillon Sausages)


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Apple Strudel

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Carving Station


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Chicken from the Rotisserie

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Whole Ham with Beer Sauce

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Crispy Pork Knuckles
 

PROMO and EXCITING PRIZES:


  • After the party, don’t drink and drive. Sofitel Philippine Plaza is offering special rates for Oktoberfest ticket holders. Call them for more details.

  • Oktoberfest 2013 is the raffling off over 4 million worth of prizes. Exciting prizes include a roundtrip business class ticket to Germany with Etihad, Mercedes Benz weekend drives with overnight stay in Baguio, laptops, DSL cameras from Canon, iPads from Mac, Levis jeans, Puma shirts and MANY many more. Proceeds will go to the German Club’s welfare projects.


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75th Oktoberfest of the German Club Manila

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For inquiries, please call the The German Club Manila at 817-3552 or 818 4236 (for entry and raffle tickets) or Sofitel Philippine Plaza at  832-6988.


75th Oktoberfest of the German Club Manila at Sofitel Manila 2013

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