From the mango festival to Burning Man, events that need space on your calendar

From the mango festival to Burning Man, events that need space on your calendar

ET Panache Travel offers you events in Luxury, Entertainment, Food, Sports, Music and Nightlife to experience around the world.

PUKKELPOP
When: August 15-19, 2018
Where: Hasselt, Belgium

Pukkelpop, a multi-genre music festival, attracts music lovers of all ages.

œ Pukkelpop is a three-day festival organised by Leopoldsburgfs Humanistische Jongeren (Young Humanists) which began in 1985. Pukkelpop started life as a small, local music event before becoming an outdoor alternative festival. Pukkelpop has now become one of Europe’s greatest music events. Almost 200 current musical sensations, living legends and visionary alternative artists all come to perform on one of our many stages. Pukkelpop opens up a world of possibilities, from hi-octane rock to low-fi singer-songwriters, bright splashes of pure pop to banging house and hot metal.

BURNING MAN
When:
August 26 . September 3, 2018.
Where: Nevada, USA

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œ Burning Man is a practice in community, an annual gathering of 65,000 Burners; who meet in the Black Rock Desert of Northern Nevada to create art, exchange ideas, and participate in the burning of the Man, a symbol whose meaning is as varied as the attendees themselves. From its early days on a small beach in San Francisco, Burning Man has grown from small groups of people gathering spontaneously to a community of over a million people. This yearfs art theme, I, Robot, will focus on the many forms of artificial intelligence that permeate our lives; from the humble algorithm and its subroutines that sift us, sort us and surveil us, to automated forms of labour that supplant us. Are we entering a Golden Age that frees us all from mindless labour? Everything, it seems, depends on HMI, the Human-Machine Interface. In a world increasingly controlled by smart machines, who will be master and who will be the slave? Attend to know.

MANGO FESTIVAL, 2018
Where:
Dilli Haat, Janakpuri

œ Delhi Tourism’s much-awaited Mango Festival celebrating the king of fruits witnessed big crowds last week from July 6-9, 2018. The three-day festival was organised at Dilli Haat, Janakpuri. Delhiites were in for a fascinating display of more than 500 varieties of traditional and rare mangoes from across the country. The festival was inaugurated by Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister & Minister of Tourism, Government of Delhi on July 6.

Delhi Tourism has been organising this festival since 1987, to celebrate the magnificent variety of flavours offered by the king of fruits. It has been observed that Indian summer is incomplete without mangoes. The King of Fruits has been an inseparable part of Indian culture since ancient times. From cuisine to ceremonies, mango plays an important role and thus it deserves a celebration.

During the lean summer season, which witnesses less activities in Delhi, the Mango Festival has become a prominent feature as many look forward to the event. Over time it has also become a major cultural event of Delhi, attracting thousands of visitors every year. Mango growers across the country including from Bihar, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh gathered to display the traditional and hybrid varieties of mangoes.

With over 500 varieties on display at the festival, this journey of mangoes from the orchards to Dilli Haat, Janakpuri was a refreshing experience for the visitors. The various types of mangoes on display included Langra, Chausa, Rataul, Hussainara, Ramkela, Kesar, Fazri, Mallika, and Amrapali and other assorted varieties. Eating mangoes also has it health benefits. The fruit helps lower cholesterol, skin rejuvenation process, prevents heat stroke, improves visions among many others.

Mango cultivation is found in many countries of Southeast Asia including Philippines, Indonesia, Java, Thailand, Burma, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. There are more than 1365 varieties of mangoes all over the world, and in India about 1000 varieties are available. The major mango-growing states are Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

HIGHLIGHTS OF MANGO FESTIVAL

  • Display of rare as well as commercially popular mangoes.
  • Mango Eating Competition for Women took place on July 7, 2018.
  • Mango eating Competition for Men took place on July 8, 2018.
  • Mango Quiz and Slogan Writing Competition for Children was held.
  • Band Performances, Stand Up Comedy.
  • Cultural Performances.
  • Sale of Mango and Mango-based products was a big attraction.
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