Thursday, October 19, 2006

Oktoberfest in Lima

Photo: Oktoberfest Peru.

Ja, it's that time of year to think about drinking lots of German beer, eating bratwurst, and doing the chicken dance. Ja, even if you're in Lima.

Five years ago, a group of German expats living in Peru decided to celebrate the traditional Oktoberfest. Little did they know that this would turn into an event of such magnitude that in 2005, 10,000 revelers consumed thousands of liters of beer, as well as 1,500 kilos of German sausages, 5,000 pretzels, 600 kilos of potato salad, and 400 kilos of sauerkraut.

Photo: Oktoberfest Peru .

In addition, to the drinking and eating, there will be dancing to traditional oom-pah-pah music played by German musicians in town for the festivities.

5th Oktoberfest Peru 2006

October 20 to 22

Vértice de la Cultura del Museo de la Nación (the grassy area located next to the museum entrance)

Avenida Javier Prado corner of Avenida Aviación, San Borja

10/20 from 8 p.m: Opening of Oktoberfest by the German Ambassador.

10/21 from 3 p.m: Food and dance all day. At night, Orquesta Sarabandha.

10/22 from 1:00: Typical breakfast and family afternooon. Music by Zugspitzmusik from Garmisch- Partenkirchen.

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TAGS: Peru, Peruvian, food, cooking, cuisine, cocina, comida, gastronomía, peruana

1 comment:

Pieri said...

Nice party, but I hope that next year they pick a bigger place =)