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Despite being among the most popular and international festivals nowadays, the beer festival has managed to maintain some features of its tradition and part of its Bavarian characteristics.
Its origins, in fact, can be traced back to the city of Munich, and in particular to the year 1810, on the occasion of the wedding between Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen of Saxony and the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig. The "Theresienwiese", a meadow on the outskirts of the city, where the wedding was celebrated and which was later renamed just for the bride, can still be found in Munich. To highlight is the fact that the whole of Bavaria was involved during the wedding celebrations! The event had very positive results, to the point of being repeated by the Bavarians from year to year and becoming a fundamental part of their tradition... the popular Oktoberfest! Despite some interruptions due to war conflicts, today Oktoberfest has literally become a worldwide phenomenon: during the globalization phase it has crossed the national border spreading all over the world.
It is from the Oktoberfest that the various beer festivals that celebrate the drink with "local" versions of the original festival, certainly smaller in size than the original Bavarian version, have taken hold in Italy, and in Oltrepò Pavese.
Despite the various adaptations and differentiations, the traditional idea of sharing musical moments accompanied by the main drink and more or less different foods, based on the place of reference, is still maintained.
During the summer, there are several events, parties, festivals, organized throughout the territory, and participating to them means spending time in the company of beer, music and more.
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