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Summary: WHAT'S ON WHERE AND WHEN

TILL SEP 02

USA

Head to the Burning Man Festival, Nevada and take part in a magnificent event in the middle of the Black Rock Desert. The week-long festival focuses on self expression, tribal art and the festival comes alive with art installations and numerous other events.

SEP 01 TO 15

INDIA

Get a sampling of Ladakh at the Ladakh festival held in Leh. There are processions, dancing and singing by cultural troupes in traditional Ladakhi dresses. On the sidelines are activities like polo, archery, masked dances, traditional dances and concerts.

Sep 09 TO 11

INDIA

Swirl in myriad colours, sounds and smells at the colourful tribal Tarnetar Fair held near the Trinetreshwar Temple in Surendranagar district, Gujarat. It is full of folk dance and music revolving around young tribal men and women seeking partners.

SEP 13 TO 17

ENGLAND

Get swept away in the magical world of fashion with the industry's most creative minds at the London Fashion Week. Walked by some of the best models in world, it is one of the four international fashion weeks held with over 100 shows.

SEP 16

MALAYSIA

Participate in Malaysia Day when celebrations are held to commemorate the birth of a federation. Held at various venues all over the country, it is marked by colourful events, processions, songs, dances and community events that bring people together.

SEP 19

CHINA

Called by numerous names like Mooncake Festival, the Mid Autumn Festival is held on the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. It is an occasion for family gatherings and making merry; the event is marked by colourful processions and more.

SEP 20

INDIA

Held as part of the Onam celebrations, the Aranmula Boat Race in Kerala has its roots in religion, when offerings were carried on snake boats to the Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple. During the day, a race is held to celebrate skill, dexterity and strength.

SEP 20 TO 22

USA

Step back in time with the New Hampshire Highland Games in Lincoln. A gathering of the Scottish clans, over 60 families participate in massed bands, sheepdog trials, Celtic music concerts, Scottish athletics, dance and other competitions.

SEP 22 Onwards

GERMANY

Clink your beer mugs and get tipsy at the Oktoberfest in Munich. And while you are at it, eat sausages and sing to the tune of Bavarian bands. Also, marvel at traditional yodelling, admire colourful costumes and enjoy the open-air concerts.

SEP 22

SINGAPORE

Get mesmerised by speed and sound and watch some of the world's best drivers at the Singapore F1 as they negotiate the curves and turns of the track. Curving its way around the city's landmarks, the race is unique for its held under artificial lights.

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