Must-Do’s in March

01/03/2012 - Jessica Whyte

Make March all about round the world adventure as you get going on a gap year. Make off abroad and escape the March madness as you blow away the winter cobwebs with a marvellous mystery tour of the must-do events and unmissable March magic on offer around the world.

Have a March full of charisma and colour with some festival fun, as you head off for some Holi Day celebrations in incredible India. The 8th March 2012 marks this fantastic festival of colours, a major March marker in the Hindu calendar. Max out the March mayhem as you get covered in coloured water and become a walking work of art. Have a jolly Holi-Day as you feast on the fabulous street food, join in the folk dancing and fling yourself into the full-on fun of this fantastic festival!

Take a brilliant March break to the Big Apple and be blown away by the New York City streets, and celebrate the beginning of spring living the American dream. Mark up March 17th on your calendar and participate in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and be inspired by all things Irish. Go green and feel March fever spread through Manhattan, then grab a Guinness on your gap year and celebrate in style!

Marvel at the Maulid festival in March, celebrating the birth of the Prophet Mohammed on lush Lamu Island in Kenya. Watch traditional dancing such as the sword dance, catch a cane-fighting dance, and then dare to indulge in some dhow racing. Donkeys are the main mode of transport on this out-of-the-way island, so don’t miss the March donkey race and make Maulid a festival to remember!

Make March a memorable month and catch the captivating costumes at the Cape Town Carnival. For some serious South African sensations, seek out the style, stunning sights and fabulous floats at the ultimate South African street party. Over 2000 dancers take part in this exciting extravaganza, so make sure you don’t miss the 24th March 2012 in the coolest city in South Africa.

Make March your month for magical moments, must-see experiences and remarkable memories. Get a spring in your step as you wave goodbye to winter and make all your worldwide wishes come true in March!