Oktoberfest, the world’s biggest beer festival, kicks off after a two-year hiatus

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Germany’s Oktoberfest, the world’s biggest beer festival, kicked off on Saturday for the first time since 2019, marking the end of a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bayern Munich striker Thomas Mueller and his wife Lisa hold beer mugs as they pose during the traditional visit of Bundesliga first division team FC Bayern Munich to the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, in southern Germany, September 18, 2022. Photo: Christof STACHE/AFP


Midday on Saturday, Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter tapped the first Oktoberfest beer barrel, marking the opening of Munich’s Oktoberfest, which will last until October 3, Xinhua News Agency reported. .

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A waitress carries beer mugs in a beer tent during the opening of the Oktoberfest beer festival at the Theresienwiese exhibition center in Munich, southern Germany, on September 17, 2022. Photo: Christof STACHE/AFP


Covering an area of ​​34.5 hectares, the festival is expected to welcome millions of visitors from around the world with special Oktoberfest beers and hearty specialties like fried sausages and pork knuckle.

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Little girl Lea is dressed in traditional clothes as she takes part in the traditional costume parade of the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, on September 18, 2022. Photo: Christof STACHE/AFP


The first Oktoberfest was held in 1810. There have only been 26 cancellations in its long history, mostly due to wars and pandemics.

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Participants dressed as fools perform during the traditional costume parade of the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, on September 18, 2022. Photo: Christof STACHE/AFP


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