M & M – “The festival of Mango”

With the arrival of monsoon what comes in mind is the pleasant, cool, breezy showers and it would be an amazing delight if added with a colorful juicy, sweet sometimes tangy taste and no other fruit can match up than the King of fruits, “Mango”. Therefore, we can say monsoon and mango, “M&M”, are in the bond that always brings pleasure.

No lesser time left to enjoy those varieties of Mango at one place. With the upcoming Delhi International Mango festival. It is the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines, and the national tree of Bangladesh. Mangoes have been cultivated in South Asia for thousands of years and reached Asia between the fifth and fourth centuries BCE. By the 10th century CE, cultivation had begun in East Africa.[12] The 14th-century Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta reported it at Mogadishu.[13] Cultivation came later to Brazil, Bermuda, the West Indies, and Mexico, where an appropriate climate allows its growth.

The International Mango Festival, held annually in Delhi, India during early summer, is a two-day festival showcasing mangoes. It has been held since 1987. This time it will be the 30th Mango festival.

International Mango Festival

When: July 9 & 10, 2018

Where: Dilli Haat, Janakpuri New Delhi

The 30th International Mango Festival will be held in New Delhi at the Dilli Haat, Janakpuri, from July 6 to July 8. The event is organized by the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) in collaboration with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, the National Horticultural Board and the New Delhi Municipal Council, and it has become a major draw for tourists and locals alike. As in recent past years, the festival was held in the Talkatora Indoor Stadium.

Hosted at Dilli Haat, around 500 varieties of mangoes from all over India are on display and available for trying. The festival lets you enjoy the delicious fruit with many fun activities such as mango eating competitions, quizzes, magic shows, and cultural performances. You will be surprised how different each tastes! Visitors can also purchase mangoes, mango products, and mango saplings.

More than 550 varieties and cultivars of mango are featured in the festival for visitors to view and taste. Among these are alphonso, mallika, amrapali, himsagar, malda, balia, chorasya, dhaman, dhoon, fazia, gelchia, nigarin kheria, ruchika and shamasi. Notable chefs from five star hotels like the Maurya Sheraton, Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Inter-Continental Hotel, Marriott India, Qutub Hotel and Claridges around India demonstrate the preparation of assorted recipes made with mango.

The festival is also an opportunity for agro-industries and food industries processing mangoes into jams, pickles, fruit juice and canned fruit to display their products.

India is home to hundreds of varieties of mango, many of which are displayed and sold at the festival. Other attractions include mango eating contests, mango quiz, competitions for children and cultural programs.

Mango festivals are also held elsewhere in the world such as one hosted by Fairchild Tropical Gardens in Miami, Florida, United States, another in Cebu, Philippines and a third in Negril, Jamaica.

9 August 2015 There will be first International Mango Festival Canada in Mississauga, Ontario Organized by Canadian Friend's Front (CFF) & United Canadian Pakistani Volunteers (UCPV)

Mango is an international fruit favored by many countries and loved by many communities in the city of Mississauga. We have chosen Mango to be a center attraction of this event due to diverse and rich cultural communities of Mississauga and keeping their love for it in mind. Almost every community living in Mississauga either produce Mango in their native country or import it, keeping this in mind International Mango Festival Canada is aiming to represent mango from each mango producing region in the world. We believe it is one of the most common factors between the communities here and once we hold such festival it will bring people out and engage them. We would like to engage local city vendors and businesses to participate and showcase their services and merchandise related to mango to support local economy. There has never been such event in Canada and this event will bring the city of Mississauga on the map more prominently.

1st Outdoor #Mango Festival Canada will be on 4 June 2016 @ #Celebration Square (City Hall) Mississauga. This event is organized by CFFI (Canadian Friends Front Intl'l & Universal Promotions. And Entry will be free.

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