The best this month


first_imgA quick roundup of what’s hot around the globe this month. Choose from the hottest events, shows and happenings in the world of music, art, cinema, literature, sport, fashion, wine and food.ItalySep 01 to 11International movies, actors and directors… catch them all at the 67th Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica, better known as the Venice International Film Festival. It will showcase fiction, documentary, animation, features and short films. Winners of the main competition will receive the prestigious Golden Lion awards in various categories.IndiaSep 02The festive mood in the city of Mathura is at its pinnacle on Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. Celebrations reach their peak at midnight (the birth hour) after which various poojas and other ceremonies are performed. The entertainment quotient is heightened by the performance of ‘Rasleela,’ a dance drama depicting Lord Krishna’s life.USASep 02 to 05Known for promoting awareness about all forms of jazz, the Chicago Jazz Festival is back with a bang. What started out as a festival held in honour of the great composer Duke Ellington, has now become a full-fledged tradition. This year it gets bigger and better with both national and international jazz artistes showcasing their talent at various venues across the city.IndiaSep 10 to 12 Head to Jama Masjid in Old Delhi to see how it is decked up during Eid-ul-Fitr. This special occasion comes after a month of Ramadan fasting and food lovers turn up in big numbers to enjoy Eid specialities–haleem, biryani and the dessert sevaiyan. The special namaaz offered on this day is what gives us front-page photographs every year, with thousands of believers kneeling on the ground.IndiaSep 11Turn your festive spirits up a notch to celebrate Ganesha Chaturthi, one of the most popular festivals in Maharashtra. It rejoices the birth of Lord Ganesha. Devotees, enthused with the spirit of devotion, join processions for the ritualistic immersion of the artistic idols of Ganesha. Try the traditional modak, a sweet which is prepared in colossal amounts during the festival.SwedenSep 11If you are holidaying in the Swedish capital we suggest you take some time out to take part in annual Stockholm Half Marathon. But if your fitness levels are not up to the mark you can just watch people running. It starts at the Royal Palace and ends at the city park in Kungstredg erden, taking you past the prettiest and most famous landmarks in the city. This year is the 10th edition of the race.ChileSep 16 to 20September sees patriotic Chileans celebrating their country in every way. The Independence Day is on the 18th but the festivities continue for five days with parades, traditional dances, food, drinks and parties. Chileans don’t leave any excuse to party. Make sure you don’t skip the cueca song which is literally the heart of the festival and is accompanied with Spanish dance.UKSep 17 to 22Fashionistas, pay attention! It’s time again to head to the London Fashion Week held at Somerset House, to satiate your ‘haute couture’ desires and take a look at what trends are ruling the ramp this season. It is a week-long affair, showcasing both catwalk and ready to wear exhibit designs by a host of extraordinarily creative designers based in the United Kingdom.CanadaSep 17 to 26Love wine? Then there is no excuse for skipping the Niagara Wine Festival, held annually at Niagara valley. Relish the best produced wine of the region, go for wine tours, take part in wine tasting courses and dig into Niagara cuisine. You couldn’t ask for more. Party to the hilt at this 10-day bash of glitz, glamour and glittering lights and, last but not the least, the best wine labels in the world.UKSep 25 to 26The focus of cheese lovers’ calendar is the Great British Cheese Festival in Cardiff Castle. You can sample over 450 varieties of delicious cheese made from sheep, cow, goat and buffalo milk. Couple that with classes dedicated to educate visitors on how to team cheeses up with the right wine, inspiring them to taste and appreciate the diversity of British cheese, and you have a fabulous time lined up.GermanySep-Oct 18 to 04The 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest in Munich will be an event to remember so don a cowboy hat and head to Munich to show off your beer belly at the largest beer festival in the world. If you like your sausages meaty and brew strong, a beer tent is just the place to be. Devour generous helpings of cheese noodles and potato pancakes alongside the finest of beers.AustraliaSep-Oct 22 to 10Watch plays, musical performances, attend art shows, films screenings at Melbourne Fringe Festival, one of the largest art festivals in the country. Thousands of artists participate and display their talent at this lively festival which celebrates art, culture and tradition. It takes places at various venues across the city and Melbourne is fun in every sense during these days.advertisementadvertisementlast_img

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