Celebrated since 1810 (when it marked a Bavarian royal wedding), Oktoberfest is not just Germany's biggest party but one of the biggest and most famous on the planet, and imitated worldwide. It's attended by some six million annually at the Theresienwiese fairgrounds for 16 days from mid or late September. Kicked off by the arrival of the Wiesnwirte (city brewers) and the tapping of the first keg by the lord mayor, the Wiesn (as the festival is nicknamed) also involves copious folkloric performances, amusement rides, games, and massive consumption of traditional foods. Many locals bring out their traditional finery - lederhosen for men and dirndls for women - for the occasion. O'zapft is!
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