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The Festival of Oktoberfest In Munich 2023

 Oktoberfest In Munich

Oktoberfest is a part of German culture and tradition. Oktoberfest has been held since 1810, which is an important part of Bavarian culture. This event in 1810 was originally a wedding feast to which many people were invited, it was essentially a beer festival. Before 1994 this event was 16 days long but in 1994 the schedule was changed. If the first or second day of October falls on a Sunday, the program will be held for 17 or 18 days. Oktoberfest traditional clothing such as traditional Dirndls, Dirndl dress length, blouses and bra aprons and button-up shirts for women and for men, an Alpine hat, leather lederhosen shorts with suspenders, classic socks and sturdy Bavarian shoes. Homemade soft pretzels, pork schnitzel, roulades, German potato salad, lebkuchen, spaetzle, and lemon spaetzle are the traditional German dishes.

This festival starts in the middle of September and is celebrated till the first week of October. Although the Oktoberfest festival is organized in other countries and cities including Germany, the largest and most traditional Oktoberfest is held in Munich, Germany. Every year around 6 to 10 million national and international guests attend the Oktoberfest event in this city. In other cities of the world, the October First event day is basically celebrated in the traditional German city of Munich. Due to the popularity of Munich's October First festival, all kinds of sports are organized such as horse racing. The first beer was served in a glass mug in 1892, and since then drinking beer in a glass mug has become a tradition. A few weeks and public holidays are given on the occasion of October First. During this time, Germans are engrossed in festivities and joy with family and relatives. In addition to beer, various types of food are cooked  and served at this time which is part of the tradition.

Several times this festival was canceled due to wars and epidemics. Bavaria's involvement in the 1813 Napoleonic Wars led to the cancellation of the festival, World War I, World War II, and from 1914 to 1918 and from 1939 to 1945, no Oktoberfest was celebrated. In 1854, a cholera epidemic killed 3,000 Munich residents, including the queen, causing the festival to be canceled. The festival was postponed due to wars in 1866, 1870 and in 1873, due to another cholera epidemic and more recently due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

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