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Oktoberfest, or Wiesn, is a 16-day festival held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world's largest fair, with more than 5 million people attending every year. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the Munich event.

A dirndl is a type of traditional dress worn in southern Germany – especially Bavaria –, Austria and South Tyrol, based on the historical costume of Alpine peasants. Dresses that are loosely based on the dirndl are known as country-inspired fashion. A dirndl skirt generally describes a light circular cut dress, gathered at the waist, that falls below the knee. The dirndl originated as a more hardy form of the costume worn today; the uniform of Austrian servants in the 19th century (Dirndlgewand means "maid's dress"). Simple forms were also worn commonly by working women in plain colors or a simple check. The Austrian upper classes adopted the dirndl as high fashion in the 1870s. Today, dirndls vary from simple styles to exquisitely crafted, very expensive models.
Lederhosen is a German for leather breeches - breeches made of leather; they may be either short or knee-length. The longer ones are generally called Bundhosen or Kniebundhosen. There is a widespread misconception that lederhosen are a traditional national costume in German-speaking countries. They should rather be considered to be workwear or leisurewear for working-class men. Formerly, lederhosen were worn for hard physical work; they were more durable than a fabric garment and easier to clean. Today, they are mostly worn as leisurewear. Lederhosen were once widespread among men of the Alpine and surrounding regions, including Bavaria, Austria, the Allgäu and the Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol.

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