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March Events 2011
Wondering where to go and what to do in March? Take a look at some of these events taking place over the month.
Beer Day – Iceland – March 1st
Every year on the 1st of March, Iceland celebrate Beer Day. This celebration marks the day that prohibition was lifted fully in Iceland in 1989. Every year on Beer Day, Iceland and particularly in Reykjavik celebrate the lifting of the ban with a party and some drinks!
St Patrick’s Day – Worldwide – 17th March
Ireland may be a small country but its day of national celebration in honour of its patron saint is celebrated across the world. St. Patrick’s Day is honoured with celebrations, parades and the odd pint of Guinness or two in cities and towns around the globe. There are a lot of great places to join in on the Paddy’s Day celebrations but some of the most popular destinations include Dublin, New York and Boston.
Las Fallas - Valencia, Spain – 15th to 19th March
Every year in Valencia a huge street party is held by locals to honour the patron saint of carpenters, St. Joseph. The main event runs from the 15th to 19th but there are lots of events taking place in the area in the fortnight leading up the celebrations. At the peak of the celebrations of Las Fallas the streets of Valencia are jam packed from early in the morning for parades and bands, right through to the night for fireworks and music. The festival ends with La Cremà for the burning of the fallas.
Copenhagen Puppet Festival – 24 to 27th March
While you may associate puppets with children, the Copenhagen Puppet Festival is aimed at adults and is used to promote international puppet theatre. This biannual festival takes place in venues across Copenhagen and runs to create a space for puppeteers and all those with an interest in the art.