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Countdown starts for GBA's Oktoberfests 2015

Released at: 11:21, 08/07/2015

Countdown starts for GBA's Oktoberfests 2015

This year's celebrations promise to be even bigger and better than in previous years.

by Thu Hoang

Under the patronage of the German Embassy in Hanoi and the German Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, the German Business Association in Vietnam (GBA) will again co-host and organize Oktoberfest celebrations in Vietnam this year.

Expected to attract more than 15,000 people in Ho Chi Minh City and 4,500 in Hanoi, they will not only be the largest German cultural events in the country but also in Southeast Asia.

“We are proud that GBA’s Oktoberfests have become such popular events with the Vietnamese people and the entire foreign community in Vietnam,” said Mr. Kai Marcus Schröter, GBA Board Member and Head of the Event Working Group. “This bridges cultural gaps and brings people together in excitement! In view of the 40th anniversary of German-Vietnamese diplomatic relations, we strive to hold even bigger and better events this year, and we welcome all to join!”

Oktoberfest Ho Chi Minh City 2015 will take place in the Jade Ballroom of the Windsor Plaza Hotel from October 8 to 10 and from October 14 to 17, while Oktoberfest Hanoi 2015 will be held in a specially-designed Festzelt tent at the JW Marriott Hanoi Hotel from October 22 to 24, all from 6pm to midnight.

The Oktoberfest celebrations will replicate the authentic atmosphere of the original event in Munich, with generous venues and seating, delicious German cuisine and famous Bavarian staples like sausages, sauerkraut, and pretzels, premium imported German beer and a great party mood.

Authentic music will be brought by the “Anton Showband”, who truly impressed the crowds in 2014 and who will rock both cities during the evening. Guests will once again “go loud” with rock and pop hits as well as popular Bavarian folk music, swing their beer mugs, hold each other’s hands, and dance together.

GBA was founded in 1995 and was licensed by the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee in 1998, and is the voice and advocate of German businesses in Vietnam, fostering bilateral socio-economic relations between the two countries.

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