The Munich Oktoberfest, held in Germany for two weeks at the end of September and beginning of October, was first held in 1810 and now ranks as one of the three biggest beer fairs in the world.
In 2012, the 16-day event welcomed nearly 6.5 million tourists from all over the world to Wiesen (the place where the Oktoberfest was held with an area less than 0.6 square kilometers, which means "pastureland" in Bavarian). On average, nearly 400,000 (this number jumped to 900,000 during peak hours on weekends) tourists streamed into Oktoberfest each day to join the traditional costume parade, enjoy concerts and other entertainment, and sample authentic German food and beer. While Oktoberfest rocked, the world rocked with it.
People shared pictures, videos, and updates about the festival with family and friends using their smartphones and tablets on social networking websites.