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- Posted:Friday, February 17, 2012
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This March is packed full of events taking place all around the globe. Here is just a selection...
Calle Ocho - Miami (March 2nd)
This great festival is known as the largest street festival around and will be set across roughly 23 blocks of Miami's Little Havana neighbourhood. This Cuban carnival hosts a variety of musicians playing pop, salsa and Caribbean music while a great selection of food stalls provide plenty of delicious treats for you to sample.
Las Fallas - Valencia (15th-19th March)
One of the biggest festivals on the Spanish calendar is Las Fallas. Every year Valencia hosts one big party to honour St. Joseph. The build up for Las Fallas actually starts two weeks before the main few days with lots of fun events. But for the main few days of the festival the streets of Valencia are over-run with parades and bands, along with fireworks and live music at night. The festival ends with La Cremà for the burning of the fallas.
Budapest Spring Festival (March 12th-26th)
Every year for the last two weeks of March the Budapest Spring Festival takes over the city. This is Hungary's largest cultural festival where local and international stars perform all over the city. Events include opera and jazz concerts, ballet and theatrical performances.
St Patrick's Day - Worldwide (17th March)
In cities around the world on March 17th green becomes the colour of choice as people with even a hint of an Irish connection will celebrate Ireland's national day. Cities with large Irish populations such as Boston, Sydney and New York will celebrate Paddy's Day with parades, parties and lot more. But if you want to really experience an Irish Paddy's Day then get to Dublin. The St. Patrick's Day festival takes place over a few days and the parade draws close to half a million visitors to the streets.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival (March 28th-April 22nd)
Melbourne's International Comedy Festival starts at the end of March and runs through to April. A whole host of local and international comedians will be performing all across the city in venues small and large. Over 500,000 people attend the festival each year to enjoy stand-up shows, comedy workshops and lots more.