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Festivals round the world

Festivals round the world

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OktoberfestOktoberfest
 
 
Where and where?Where and where?
 
Is a sixteen-day festival heldeach year in Munich,Germany during lateSeptember (and running toearly October).It takes place during thesixteen days up to andincluding the first Sunday inOctober. The festival is heldon an area named the
Theresienwiese
(field, ormeadow, of Therese), oftencalled
d’ Wiesn
for short.
 
 
 
TraditionTradition
The original "Oktoberfest" occurred in Munich, onOctober 18, 1810: For the commemoration of their marriage, Crown Prince and PrincessTherese of Saxe- Hildburghausen organized agreat horse race (on October 17 — therefore,there are different dates named as being the firstOktoberfest).
The firstOktoberfest

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