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Covid-19 Concerns Prompt Cancellation of 2021 Oktoberfest

A cyclist crosses the 'Oktoberfest' beer festival area 'Theresienwiese' in front of the St. Pauls church in Munich, Germany, Monday, May 3, 2021. The world's largest beer festival 'Oktoberfest' was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
A cyclist crosses the 'Oktoberfest' beer festival area 'Theresienwiese' in front of the St. Pauls church in Munich, Germany, Monday, May 3, 2021. The world's largest beer festival 'Oktoberfest' was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Germany is pulling the plug on Oktoberfest again this year.

Organizers of the world’s largest beer festival  have canceled the 2021 fest because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter says canceling the 2021 Oktoberfest for the 2nd year in a row, is what he calls  “a great pity” for millions of fans around the world.

Oktoberfest is held in mid-September through early October each year.

The last time it was held was 2019, and 6.3 million people showed up to drink, eat, dance and party.

 

A cyclist crosses the ‘Oktoberfest’ beer festival area ‘Theresienwiese’ in front of the St. Pauls church in Munich, Germany, Monday, May 3, 2021. The world’s largest beer festival ‘Oktoberfest’ was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)


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