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Oktoberfest returns after two-year hiatus

The annual Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer competition, kicked off on Saturday for the primary time since 2019, marking the tip of a two-year hiatus on account of the coronavirus pandemic.

Thousands sporting “Lederhosen”, or leather-based trousers — a typical mainstay of Bavarian tradition — flocked to the occasion that often attracts round 6 million guests to Munich a yr, together with vacationers from all over the world.

“It’s a bit of an anxious moment walking through the whole crowd,” one customer stated. “Once we get sitting down and having a beer we’ll be alright.”

Revelers sit at lengthy communal tables to swig beer, eat sausages, pretzel or pork knuckle, and take heed to oompah bands.

Munich mayor Dieter Reiter stated earlier this yr that the Oktoberfest, held from Sept. 17 to Oct. 3, would happen with none Covid-19 restrictions.

Top picture: Visitors attend the official opening of the world’s largest beer competition, the 187th Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany on September 17, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Andreas Gebert

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