March Festivals

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March is a month full of many interesting festivals around the world.  As winter ends and the weather gets warmer, people want to get out of the house and have some fun.  Here are five great March festivals that anyone can enjoy!

  1. Las Fallas (Spain): From March 15 to 19, the Spanish town of Valencia celebrates the start of spring with a festival called Las Fallas.  The festival’s name means “The Fires” in Spanish.  There are bonfires and fireworks everywhere in the city.  There is also a big parade of huge puppets or figures that look like famous people.

  1. Spring Equinox (Mexico): On March 20th or 21st of each year, Mexicans celebrate the spring equinox.  This is the day when spring officially begins.  There are children’s parades in many cities.  Many famous sites in Mexico, like the Mayan pyramids for example, also have special celebrations on this day.

  1. Holi (India): Held each year in March, this festival in India is also called “The Festival of Color”. People put colored powder all over their bodies.  They dance and sing.  People throw colored water at each other. It is a very fun and relaxed time.

  1. Semana Santa (Guatemala): This is a Holy Week held each year in either March or April. In 2016, it will be held from March 20. Although this is a Christian festival, it can be enjoyed by anyone.  Beautiful carpets are laid down in the street.  Parades of people walk down them.

  1. Bali Spirit Festival (Indonesia): Each year, a large festival full of yoga, music, and dance is held in Ubud, on the Indonesian island of Bali.  The festival’s focus is on mental and physical health as well as social change.  It is a great chance to meet new friends and have fun.

Did you enjoy the lesson? If you did, why not take a look at this one on February Festivals or this one about Dangerous and Unusual Festivals?

 



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