Mug Shot — «Oktoberfest v2 - 2014 - Gingerbread Heart»

From Oktoberfest, Germany


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Starbucks City Mug Oktoberfest v2   -  2014 - Gingerbread Heart

Oktoberfest, or Wiesn, is a 16-day festival held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world's largest fair, with more than 5 million people attending every year. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the Munich event.

The history of gingerbread begins in the 11th century, when many of the monasteries in Germany and Austria harvested their own honey. Since honey was readily available. The monks used large amounts of honey in making honey cakes. The Egyptians, Greeks and Romans considered honey to be a gift from the gods and hoped for magic, healing, and life-enhancing properties from the honey cake. They not only ate the honey cakes, but wore them into battle as talisman or were buried with the Egyptian kings.
When ginger became available, it was added to the honey-spice cakes, turning their honey cakes into “Lebkuchen,” or gingerbread.
Every year at Oktoberfest in Germany, aside from an abundance of beer, there will be myriads of famous German Gingerbread Hearts which are always colorfully decorated. They range in size from small saucers to large platters and are strung with a ribbon for easy wearing. Of course they are colorfully decorated with the obligatory messages of love: “I love you”

This mug was designed by one of collectors and member of fredorange - Petra Peuser.

edited by mobydick74
photo by lucky robles

  Germany, Oktoberfest, MIT

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