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200 Years of Oktoberfest – Stamp by Germany

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German Post has issued a stamp dedicated to the funniest holiday of all the Germans Oktoberfest.

The tradition of annual celebration of Oktoberfest goes back to 12th of October 1810 when the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig, later King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen was held in Munich. The official celebrations of the wedding lasted five days. It consisted of National Guard parade, illuminations and music, food and drink, trumpets and drums - a big party took place city center of Munich.

The following year it was decided to repeat the celebration at the same time. Today the Bavarian Oktoberfest is the largest folk festival in the world. Munich beer and hospitality, high tech rides and nostalgic carnival attractions invite everybody to join the celebration.

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