Oktoberfest, fair or unfair?

Oktoberfest, fair or unfair?

Samuel Baker, Staff Writer

Oktoberfest has been an annual festival in Seymour, Indiana for 28 years and is still growing. However, why don’t we get out of school for this special event? Years before, we got this remarkable day off of school so we can bask in our communities culture and upbringing yet this year it’s different. We only get one day of the entire week to celebrate Oktoberfest. For some reason, we don’t have Oktoberfest off. For some reason, we don’t get to enjoy another day off. For some reason, we don’t get to be in our community and bring it together like it’s supposed to be. Why?

As a student in extra-curricular activities, we are expected to not only to show up to school but on the incoming days play games, work booths, and enjoy ourselves. Although we don’t get any time to. If we’re in band not only do we have to start off the festival ourselves, but we also have to shine in the parade. If we’re in sports not only do we have to play games, but we also have to work booths. If we’re a cheerleader not only do we have to cheer for football, but we also have to cheer for the parade. If we’re a student we have to make the most of our Oktoberfest experience in the little time we are given. We try our best to benefit the community but it’s nearly impossible with the circumstances we are given.

Oktoberfest is a German holiday used to celebrate culture through food and entertainment. Seymour was a mainly German town when it was founded so why didn’t the two combine. We decided to celebrate it so that we can be reminded of who we are on the inside. However, we are stripped of this celebration by school. We should be able to celebrate who we are and celebrate our community. So why not let us learn about our community instead of learn about the newest biological discovery.