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Germany’s Oktoberfest kicked off in HCMC

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The German Business Association (GBA) Oktoberfest Vietnam kicked off yesterday, October 6, in HCMC, heralding the return of Germany’s renowned cultural festival following a two-year suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The festival takes place at the Nikko Saigon Hotel from October 6 to 8, under the name GBA-Erdinger Oktoberfest 2022.

GBA Oktoberfest 2022 is being co-hosted by GBA, the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam, under the patronage of the German Embassy in Hanoi and the German Consulate General in HCMC.

The event has offered an opportunity to promote traditional German foods and drinks in Vietnam. It previously took place at the JW Marriott Hotel in Hanoi for four days from September 29 to October 2.

GBA Oktoberfest Vietnam is an annual festival that has been running since 1992. Over the years, it has grown to become the largest German festival in Southeast Asia.

Alexander Goetz, chairman of GBA in Vietnam, delivers a speech during the Oktoberfest 2022 in HCMC
A member of the organizing committee provides a wrist ticket tape to a participant
Participants write their name on beer mugs given by the organizing committee
Participants taste authentic Bavarian-themed cuisine
An attendee is given a one-liter mug of imported Erdinger beer from Germany
Attendees drink beer and enjoy foods at the event in HCMC
Several locals attend the event and listen to the German songs
Waitresses serve Erdinger beer to guests
A trumpet player performs German melodies at the GBA-Erdinger Oktoberfest 2022 in HCMC
Foreign customers take part in the event in HCMC

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