Germany’s Oktoberfest, the world’s largest folk festival, where revelers from all over the world gather to swig large quantities of beer, has been canceled due to the coronavirus crisis.
Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter said: “It’s a quite sad day for me today, several hearts are beating in my chest. The fact that the Wiesn 2020 cannot take place is a bitter pill to swallow, not only because of the many Munich residents and Bavarians who love their Oktoberfest so much but of course also because of its economic significance for the city of Munich. The decision had not been taken lightly, but they no longer wanted to give the population hope. We hope that next year we can make it up together!”
Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival and draws in 6 million people every year to the city of Munich. This year’s festivities were scheduled to start on September 19 and run until October 4.
Do you think this coronavirus pandemic will get under control when Oktoberfest 2020 comes around?