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Trip: March

There are [11] stories from my trip: March

March - Semana Santa (Holy week) Antigua, Guatemala & Seville, Spain

SPAIN | Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | Views [6841] | Comments [1] | Video

Location: Antigua, Guatemala and Seville, Spain. Seville’s carrera oficial (official route) begins on Calle Campana, follows Calle Sierpes to Plaza de San Francisco and then joins Avenida de la Constitución to the cathedral. Dates: Easter week ... Read more >

Tags: antigua, easter, guatemala, holy week, semana santa, seville, world festivals

March - St Patrick's Festival, Ireland

IRELAND | Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | Views [3338] | Video

Location: Dublin, Ireland. The parade starts on Parnell Sq and heads down O’Connell St, through College Green to an appropriate end at St Patrick’s Cathedral. Dates: Five days around 17 March Level of Participation: 3 – take a spin on the festival ... Read more >

Tags: ireland, st patricks day, world festivals

March - Holi, India

INDIA | Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | Views [2721] | Video

Location: Throughout northern India and Nepal Dates: Three days around the March full moon. Level of Participation: 5 – prepare to dust and be dusted Description: The most boisterous of Hindu festivals, Holi waves goodbye to winter and welcomes ... Read more >

Tags: holi, india, world festivals

March - Crucifixion Re-Enactment, Philippines

PHILIPPINES | Monday, 16 Feb 2009 | Views [2435] | Comments [1] | Video

WARNING: The video is graphic of a real crucifixion! Location: Barangay San Pedro Cutud, San Fernando, Philippines Dates: Good Friday Level of Participation : 1 – be very grateful it’s happening to others. Description: If you thought ... Read more >

Tags: crucifixion, philippines, san fernando, world festivals

March- Hanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing), Japan

JAPAN | Monday, 16 Feb 2009 | Views [3012] | Video

Location: Throughout Japan, but especially good at Yoshino Dates: Cherry blossoms can begin to appear in Okinawa as early as January and not until May in Hokkaido, but through the bulk of the country they’re usually in flower near the end of March.... Read more >

Tags: cherry blossoms, hanami, japan, world festivals, yoshino

March - Las Fallas, Spain

SPAIN | Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | Views [2447] | Comments [1] | Video

Location: Valencia, Spain. The fireworks displays are in Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Dates: 12–19 March Level of Participation: 4 – endless festivities over the last four days, and you can happily throw fireworks with the rest of the Valencians ... Read more >

Tags: las fallas, spain, valencia, world festivals

March - Festival de Tango (Tango Festival), Argentina

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | Views [4547]

Festival de Tango. Photo by [blmurch], Flickr.com Location: Venues around Buenos Aires, Argentina Dates: Dates vary in late February to early March Level of Participation: 4 - watch dance performances and strut your own stuff at the myriad ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, tango festival, world festivals

March - Buon Don Elephant Races, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | Views [7802] | Comments [1]

Location: Don Village, Buon Don District, Dak Lak Province. There are daily flights from Ho Chi Minh City that fly to Buon Ma Thuot, where you can arrange a ride to Buon Don. Dates: normally in the third lunar month (March) Level of Participation:... Read more >

Tags: elephant, elephant races, march, races, sports event, traditional festival, vietnam

March - South by Southwest Music & Media Conference , USA

USA | Tuesday, 10 Feb 2009 | Views [1474] | Video

Location: Venues throughout Austin, USA. The trade show is in the Austin Convention Center. Dates: Dates vary in early to mid-March Level of Participation: 5 – roll through the Convention Center by day and rock at night Description: Here’s ... Read more >

Tags: austin, music festival, south by southwest, usa, world festivals

March - Iditarod, USA

USA | Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | Views [1587] | Video

Location: Iditarod National Historic Trail, Alaska Dates : Starts on the first Saturday in March Level of Participation: 1 or 5 – you can compete if you’re a highly experienced dog sledder, but most likely you’ll just be watching Description:... Read more >

Tags: alaska, iditarod, world festivals

March - Noche De Brujas (Night of the Witches), Mexico

MEXICO | Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | Views [7869]

Location: Cerro Mono Blanco, Catemaco, Mexico Dates: First Friday in March Level of Participation: 4 – whatever spell you think you need, you will find it (for a price) on Cerro Mono Blanco Description: If witches and wizards have a spiritual ... Read more >