ADVENTURES OF A LIFETIME



Join us on an adventurous trip to India where we reveal the sheer diversity of this fascinating nation. From its alluring ancient traditions to its rich artistic heritage, find out what makes India one of the most remarkable countries on earth.

We’ll also take you on a culinary journey across Morocco where the sights, sounds and smells of bustling souks guarantee to tingle your taste buds and excite your senses.
                                                      
Plus, you can find out how festivals are a great way to experience a destination and explore some of the world’s most awe-inspiring events that will take place in the month of March.

Read our blog to find out about these wondrous destinations and why they should be at the very top of your travel list!


FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD: WHERE TO GO IN MARCH 2017

NOCHE DE BRUJAS

Event: Noche de Brujas (Night of the Witches)
Where: Catemaco, Mexico 
When: 3 March

Witness or participate in the spectacle that is Noche de Brujas (Night of the Witches), a celebration of all things mystical and medieval. The annual festival located in the pretty coastal town of Catemaco is the hub of Mexico’s witchcraft and witch-doctor industry. Traditions are a mixture of ancient indigenous beliefs, Spanish medieval traditions and voodoo customs from West Africa. The festival was started by a local shaman who hosted a witchcraft convention in 1970. Today, hundreds of witches, sorcerers, spiritualists and fortune-tellers from all over Mexico gather to perform a mass cleansing ceremony to rid themselves of the previous year’s negative energies.

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CALLE OCHO

Event: Calle Ocho (Eighth Street)
Where: Miami, Florida
When: 12 March

Shake your hips at Calle Ocho, the world’s largest ‘Hispanic’ festival. The 23-block party in Little Havana celebrates Latin culture and attracts more than one million event-goers each year. Listen to the beats of salsa, merengue, bachata, jazz, hip hop and reggaetón. Join street dancers, create your own conga line, watch bands perform across 12 stages and sample authentic Latin and Caribbean dishes from hundreds of international food kiosks.

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HOLI

Event: Holi
Where: Across India and Nepal
When: 13 March

Bring a spare set of clothes and discover India’s most dazzling celebration of beauty, ritual and tradition. Streets throughout the country are transformed into a multitude of colour as the ‘Festival of Sharing Love’ commemorates the victory of good over evil brought about by the burning and destruction of the demoness named, Holika.

Holi also celebrates spring, a season of joy and hope that sees people hugging while wishing one another ‘Happy Holi.’ Join in on the festive fun, smear coloured powder over people’s faces, chuck buckets of coloured water in the air and dance under sprinklers.

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LAS FALLAS

Event: Las Fallas 
Where: Valencia, Spain
When: 15-19 March

Don’t miss the Las Fallas fiesta, a traditional celebration held in commemoration of Saint Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters where wooden lamps and candle holders that are no longer needed in the longer days of spring are burned. The unique festival is where everything that is bad is burnt and reborn from the ashes to welcome a new season. Dance along to brass bands as they march down the street accompanied by loud firecrackers and gunpowder explosions that play out a unique sound. 

Watch huge figures of papier-mâché on wood that have been built by teams of local artists prance down the streets of Valencia. Devour warm buñuelos (fried dough balls) dunked in thick heavenly chocolate as dazzling fireworks light up the sky. During the finale on the 19th, gather in the Plaza Ayuntamiento to see the Fallas mounted on stands being burned to create huge bonfires.

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ST PATRICK'S DAY

Event: St Patrick’s Day
Where: Dublin, Ireland 
When: 17 March

Throw on your greenest outfit and party with the Irish in Dublin for St Patrick’s Day. This annual festival remembers St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland who ministered Christianity in in the country during the 5th century. Grab a pint of Guinness or a keep warm with a hot toddy, a comforting concoction made with whiskey, hot water, honey and spices. Dance and cheer on the flamboyant procession, which starts on Parnell Square and heads down O’Connell Street through College Green before finishing at St Patrick’s Cathedral. 

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