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Brazil: Prost! World's second largest Oktoberfest opens00:59

Brazil: Prost! World's second largest Oktoberfest opens

Brazil, Blumenau
October 4, 2013 at 06:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Brazil: Prost! World's second largest Oktoberfest opens

Thousands celebrated the opening day of the world's second largest Oktoberfest in Blumenau on Thursday.

The Brazilian Oktoberfest is not solely about drinking beer. During the 18 days of celebration, Blumenau citizens demonstrate the customs they inherited from their ancestors by serving German food, wearing traditional German dress and dancing along to Germanic folk groups.

Oktoberfest Blumenau was first held in 1984 and takes place from 3 until 20 October. Every year more than 600,000 people visit the event.

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Brazil: Prost! World's second largest Oktoberfest opens

Thousands celebrated the opening day of the world's second largest Oktoberfest in Blumenau on Thursday.

The Brazilian Oktoberfest is not solely about drinking beer. During the 18 days of celebration, Blumenau citizens demonstrate the customs they inherited from their ancestors by serving German food, wearing traditional German dress and dancing along to Germanic folk groups.

Oktoberfest Blumenau was first held in 1984 and takes place from 3 until 20 October. Every year more than 600,000 people visit the event.

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