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The 2015 Oktoberfest kicks off tomorrow and millions of people from around the world are expected to descend onto the lovely Bavarian city of Munich. Held almost every year since 1810, the festive event is the world’s largest beer festival, best known for its enormous beer tents and Bavarian brass bands.
The first Oktoberfest took place on Oct. 12, 1810 as a public celebration of Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The festivities were held on public fields outside the gates of Munich, then known as the capital of Bavaria, and attended by tens of thousands of people. The public fields were subsequently named Theresienwiese (Therese’s fields) in honor of the crown princess. The following year, the event added an agricultural show, which is still part of the modern-day Oktoberfest. Today, the Oktoberfest, which showcases Bavarian culture, is the largest folk festival in the world, drawing more than six million visitors.