One of the most anticipated festivals around the world is Oktoberfest, the 16-day German Volksfest (beer festival). Held in the Bavaria region, it’s a celebration of two things Germans hold near and dear: their beer and their food. What most people don’t know is that Oktoberfest has been around since the early 1900s. And while some traditions have changed with time, some things remain exactly the same, as evidenced by these photos.
Need a Lift?
Flashback to 1976, when 17-year old Dana Beyer is crowned Miss Oktoberfest. Upon her coronation, she is swiftly lifted into the air by the man next to her, who appears to have a ribbon of his own. Judging by her expression, she’s totally ready to be put down now.