Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Germany: Oktoberfest 2015

The Oktoberfest is the world's largest Volksfest (beer festival and travelling funfair). Held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it is a 16-day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. Locally, it is often simply called the Wiesn, after the colloquial name of the fairgrounds (Theresienwiese) themselves. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810.

The 182nd Munich Oktoberfest takes place this year from 19 September to 04 October. The German Post issued a special cover for this event. This is a limited edition of 2.000 pieces.







Stamp:
The 175th Anniversary of the First Bavarian Mountain Costume Association - Issued: 11-06-2015 with special Oktoberfest Postmark

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