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Oktoberfest: It's not about the beer

Lederhosen's one thing, Bavarians say, but spare us the commercialism. As with most cultural festivals that go global, Oktoberfest has branded, packaged and exported Bavaria's culture of drinking beer at long trestle tables, playing oompah music, eating pretzls and pork-knuckle, and wearing Lederhosen and Dirnln, the frilly women's dresses.
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