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HLF Review 2016

Tuesday, September 20

Tuesday, September 20 Bavarian Evening After the Hot Topic came to an end, participants made their way to Heidelberg’s Kulturbrauerei for the annual HLF Oktoberfest. The evening was commenced by an authentic Bavarian who explained the cultural origin and significance of the Oktoberfest and concluded with the traditional cry O’zapft is, which translates to “It’s tapped” (referring to the keg). Tuesday evening saw the first traditional costume addition, in that participants were encouraged to wear clothing significant to their cultural heritage. International dress was sprinkled throughout the Kulturbrauerei and added a few more vibrant colors to the Oktoberfest. No Oktoberfest would be complete without traditional German cuisine, folklore, dancing and of course freshly-brewed beer. The Kulturbrauerei staff made sure that no one went home hungry or thirsty, while the Bavarian entertainers showed some classic dance moves. 76

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