CANBERRA AUSTRALIA Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest stems from the Bavarian tradition which was set when King Ludwig wed Princess Therese. The local Bavarians came to attend the wedding dressed in Lederhosen and dirndl dress. The celebrations were so spectacular that they were repeated year after year until Oktoberfest became the largest beer festival in the world over two centuries later. Originally celebrated in Munich, Germany, the festival is a global event now with people gathering to relive the Bavarian tradition all over the world.