More Photos on Neumarkt Volksfest

It’s Volksfest time in Neumarkt..I always go here in Neumarkt to witness their yearly Volksfest also known in English as Funfair or simply Public Feast. Even the sky is quite dark last Friday, there were still lots of people, I guess even thousands who join and celebrate this yearly feast. I went around with my husband and had fun witnessing the different rides, stalls that sells food and drinks and never forget the big feast tent with tons of beer…

I love it here every year. Since 5 years of living in Germany, little by little I am already feeling home especially that I already used to the culture and tradition here. Being a German citizen now, I really have to adapt what is Germany and everything in it. It is a package deal…and I truly love this place…Ich liebe dieses leben!!

I have to sign-off slowly now…it’s already dawn time!! Just wishing you all a great and blessed Sunday!!

hundreds of people were inside this tent during the first day of the Volksfest

one of the ride in the Funfair in Neumarkt

the very attractive and beautifully designed candy and chocolate stall in the feast

I got this info from my dear consultant Wikipedia..thanks a lot Wiki for this very helpful info!!

FUNFAIR IN GERMANY

Most things said about British funfairs apply to Germany. Rides include roller coasters, dark rides and log flumes that often eclipse many theme park equivalents in terms of both size and quality.

The language of German showmen contains elements of Sintitikes, Rotwelsch, Yiddish and other old minority languages. Their children are almost always sent to a small set of showmen-friendly boarding schools where they can remain in contact with other showmen’s children; during school holidays, they travel with their parents. In the west of the country, there is some overlap with Dutch showmen. A relatively small number of “showmen dynasties” run most of the medium- to large size amusement rides at funfairs around the country. There have been some allegations of forced marriages among them in recent years.

In Catholic areas of the country, it is still customary for most villages and small towns to hold their annual funfair on or near the saint’s day of the patron saint of the local church.

Very common are the so called “Volksfeste”, which are mainly held in the larger cities. They consist of a funfair and a beer festival at the same place. The largest and best known of them is the Oktoberfest in Munich. Another famous “Volksfest” is the Cannstatter Wasen in Stuttgart.

 
 

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