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    Oktoberfest is scheduled from 19th September to 4th October

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    Oktoberfest 2015, Munich’s famous beer madness, has just begun. The annual affair runs for 16 days and is a grand celebration with a gathering of 6 million beer aficionados and gallons and gallons of finest German beer. For the uninitiated, here is what the festival is all about.

    To start with, it does not begin in October! Dates for 2015 are 19th September to 4th October.

    A lady poses with the promotional poster of the 2015 edition of Oktoberfest

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    And the venue is Theresienwiese, Munich, Germany.

    A waitress of a tent escorts the guests with reservations to the tent

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    At the 16-day fest, the celebration scene is like…

    About 6 million people each year attend the Munich edition of Oktoberfest

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    A crowded view of one of the big tents in Oktoberfest

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    So, what is Oktoberfest about?

    Yeah, sorry for being lame! Of course, it’s all about Beer :D

    Several young maids dressed in traditional attire pose with beer at Oktoberfest

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    Like lots and lots of it!

    A wagon carrying barrels of Paulner beer

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    People posing with beer mugs

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    And lovely ladies with wide smiles, lots of cheer and, yeah, beer!

    A beautiful waitress poses with beer liters in both hands

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    A beautiful waitress holds many liters of beer in a tent

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    And there’s amazing food too!

    Many families come for lunch to one of the big tents at Oktoberfest.
    Many delicacies offered during Oktoberfest

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    And if you thought that’s all; boy, you were wrong!

    There are rides…

    One of the many rides that can be enjoyed at Oktoberfest

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    and after parties…

    Crowds at the Oktoberfest 2012 heading for after parties.

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    colorful parades…

    Tent hosts entering in carriages at the opening ceremony of Oktoberfest

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    People taking part in costume parade on day 2 of the fest

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    music performances…

    Performers perform in open air on second Sunday during Oktoberfest

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    and gun salutes – after all, an ode to the joy must end with a bang…

    A group of men and ladies during the gun salute on the closing day

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    A group of riflemen during the gun salute on the closing day

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    So, are you in for the madness? This time or the next?

    Visitors wearing traditional Bavarian clothes raise their beers in a festival tent at the start of the Oktoberfest beer

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    If it’s this year, here’s the calendar of events and highlights.

    If not, put it in your bucket list. The dates for Oktoberfest 2016 are Saturday, September 17th to Monday, October 3rd. Till then, happy chugging!

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