Germany’s Oktoberfest Canceled For Second Year

Deutsche Welle reports:

Germany’s Oktoberfest, the world’s largestbeer festival held every year in Munich, will not take place in 2021 due to the coronavirus crisis, officials said on Monday.

The pandemic has forced the cancellation of the hugely popular festival for the second consecutive year. It had been scheduled from September 18 to October 3.

The decision was made by Bavarian state Premier Markus Söder and Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter. Söder said that Oktoberfest is the “most global” festival there is, and that the pandemic is not yet under enough control to allow people from all over the world to gather in tents.

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