Things To Do In March

March Activities

Things To Do In March

March is the beginning of spring weather and warm outdoor activities. Here is a list of fun celebrations around the world that you should be a part of this March. 

Holi Festival, India

Holi has been celebrated for hundreds of years and is a celebration of spring and new beginnings. It is celebrated for 2 days in March every year. The first night is the “burning of the demon” where people unite and pray around a fire for the evil within them to burn into ashes. It is estimated that there are over 30,000 bonfires on this night. The lighting of the fire marks the beginning of new opportunities. Holi isn’t called the festival of colors for no reason, the second day is all about the color fights. Anyone and everyone can throw color at you so know that you will get dirty and there is no escaping it. Don’t worry the colors are washable and are plant-based but it is still recommended not to wear your favorite clothes. 

Las Fallas Valencia, Spain

Las Fallas fiesta takes place between March 15th and March 19th every year. Las Falls means Festival of Fire. The festival's origins come from the old carpenter tradition of burning the pieces of wood that were used to prop up their lights in the winter. The celebration is held in commemoration of Saint Joseph, the saint of carpenters,  and it is the celebration of welcoming spring. Las Fallas transforms the streets into lively parties for 5 days, expect fireworks, fiestas, bonfires, food, parades, art installations, and everything in between. Many people from all around the world come to Valencia to be a part of the celebrations. 

St Patrick's Day, All around the world

St Patrick, who lived during the 5th century,  is the patron saint of Ireland and its national apostle. He is credited to bring Christianity to Ireland during his lifetime. St Patrick’s day celebrations were originally about the arrival of Christianity in Ireland but in time have become about the celebration of Irish culture. St Patrick’s Day is now celebrated by many around the world. People dressed in green or in leprechaun costumes fill the streets and celebrate the Irish culture by eating, drinking, and walking the parades. In the USA, Boston was the first city to have a St Patrick’s Day parade on March 17, 1737. Boston now hosts one of the biggest St Patrick’s Day parades in the USA, it is believed that the parade draws 600,000 to 1 million people every year. 

South by Southwest Festival and Conference Austin, USA

Film, comedy, tech, and music festival. Whatever you are into, name it and it's there. It’s held every year on March 16-20. SXSW has become a creative hub for people around the world. It first started as a music showcase and quickly evolved into something much more with the addition of the conference programming. It started in 1987 and has become the fastest-growing showcase in America. Now it harbors film, comedy, music, and tech. It’s held during March 16-20 every year. Whether you want to listen to your favorite band or learn something new in technology or everything in between this is the place to be. 

Daytona Bike Week Daytona, Florida, USA

Daytona Bike Week is a 10-day affair, from March 5th until March 14th, that is held every year. While the festival's main focus, as you can guess from the name, is, motorcycles there is much more to do. There are street festivals, concerts, and parties that you can enjoy with fellow bike enthusiasts. Bike fanatics from all around the world and the country come together to celebrate their passion for bikes and no better place to do it than Florida. So put on your leather chaps and soak up the sun while you look at the bike of your dreams.