Monday, May 3, 2021

Germany's Oktoberfest Voided for 2nd Yr. in Row; Beer Gatherings Blocked Due to COVID Pandemic

 Germany's Oktoberfest beer extravaganza, scheduled to bring together hundreds of thousands of people from September 18 to October 3 in Munich, has been canceled for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Euro News website reports today (May 3, 2021).

The health situation remains too uncertain for the "most comprehensive gathering of all"  to be held in the autumn, Bavarian Minister-President Markus Soder said at a press conference. 

Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter described the announcement as "bitter" but said that "it certainly does not come as a surprise to most."

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