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By Dana Merryday
CHRONICLE COLUMNIST 

The art of toga

 

October 3, 2019



The first time I tried to attend the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, I missed it. Naturally assuming that it was held in October, and without doing any research in that pre-internet era, I showed up mid-month to find the beer tents gone and the festive spirit dissipated. A mirthful local explained that the festival, founded in 1810, takes place in the weeks leading up to the first Sunday in October.

I did eventually get to experience this phenomenon and met real Bavarians who explained some of the traditions. The first festival was to honor the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to Therese of...



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