MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Wed, 25 Nov 2020 16:08:54 +0000 Bavarians hold toned-down Oktoberfest amid virus http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/50f1735f172f4321b8a42f02d960c309 Oktoberfest celebrations got underway in Munich on Saturday with the traditional tapping of a keg and the cry of "O'zapft is" or "it's tapped." But this year's festival is non-traditional and highly regulated over coronavirus concerns. (Sept. 19) 50f1735f172f4321b8a42f02d960c309 Sat, 19 Sep 2020 18:47:12 +0000 ASSOCIATED PRESSMunich - 19 September 20201. Hofbrauhaus Director Michael Moeller opening a barrel of beer with a tap2. Moeller filling a glass with beer from barrel3. Glass being filled with beer4. Waitress carrying glasses of beer5. Moeller drinking beer6. Man with traditional whip7. Various of band playing music8. Pan left of venue9. Woman wearing mask drinking beer10. Pan right of visitors waiting outside venue11. Horses pulling carriage in front of HofbrauhausSTORYLINE:Oktoberfest celebrations got underway in Munich on Saturday with the traditional tapping of a keg and the cry of "O'zapft is" or "it's tapped".But this year's festival is very much non-traditional and highly regulated over coronavirus concerns.The official Oktoberfest is cancelled, with no huge tents full of people or hundreds of stands selling food, and instead 50 of the city's beer halls and other establishments are hosting their own, smaller parties conforming to guidelines on mask wearing, distancing and other precautions.Former Mayor Christian Ude got the party started, hammering a tap into a 20 liter (5 gallon) keg - a tenth of the size of the Oktoberfest norm - at the Schillerbraeu beer hall  while dressed in Bavarian lederhosen leather pants and wearing a protective mask.In the city, police patrolled the regular festival grounds to ensure no "spontaneous" parties broke out.The loss of Oktoberfest is unusual for the Bavarian city, where it attracted 6.3 million guests last year in its 186th year.Last year guests were served 7.3 million liters (about 15.5 million pints) of beer over 16 days and consumed 124 oxen, among other traditional foods.This year's toned-down celebrations run until 4 October.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Oktoberfest celebrations got underway in Munich on Saturday with the traditional tapping of a keg and the cry of "O'zapft is" or "it's tapped." But this year's festival is non-traditional and highly regulated over coronavirus concerns. (Sept. 19) Bavarians hold toned-down Oktoberfest amid virus