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St Patrick’s Day, Ireland & Worldwide 2014

Where? Ireland & Worldwide

When? 17th March 2014

You don’t have to be Irish to join in! 
All over the world in the Spirit of all things Irish celebrations will be taking place. Being a religious holiday, many Irish attend mass, where March 17th is the traditional day for offering prayers for missionaries worldwide before the serious celebrating begins.
In the US St. Patrick's day is a national holiday and no doubt the best celebration takes place in New York!


Top Worldwide Events in March 2014

The name of March derives from the Latin name "Martius", the first month of the earliest Roman calendar. It was named for Mars, the Roman god of war, a guardian of agriculture and an ancestor of the Roman people. Martius stood for the beginning of the season for both farming and warfare and the festivals held in his honor during the month were mirrored by others in October, when the season for these activities came to a close.

Many cultures and religions still celebrate the beginning of the New Year in March.

March starts on the same day of the week as November every year and February in common years only. March ends on the same day of the week as June every year.

This month we have a jammed packed agenda as spring starts within the Northern Hemisphere.

Top Worldwide Events in March 2014
St Patrick’s Day
Dubai World Cup
Carnival Limassol Cyprus
Carnival Miami 
Car Rally Mallorca
London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival

The Venice Carnival

Battle of the Oranges - Carnevale di Ivrea

Rome Marathon, Rome

Where? Rome 
When? 23rd March 2014

What a way to start a marathon in front of a 2,000 year old Coliseum!

The start (to be held at 8:50 am) and the arrival will be, as usual, in Via dei Fori Imperiali , about three hundred meters further than previous editions, at the Foro di Traiano / Campidoglio). The start will be in the direction of Piazza Venezia (as usual) while the finish will be in the opposite direction. 
The official running shoe for the Maratona di Roma in 2014 will be New Balance. The shoe, well known for its outstanding technical features, was recreated exclusively for Maratona di Roma fans.

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Sydney Mardi Gras 2014

Where: Oxford Street, Sydney, Australia

When: A parade in early March

What started in 1978 as a defiant civil rights march has become one of Australia’s proudest celebrations of diversity, attended by half a million locals and thousands of visitors from around the world. The shenanigans last for a stupendous month of sports, theatre, comedy, cabaret, film, literature and parties, such as the noteworthy Sleaze Ball side event (to some it’s the main event). This is the occasion for gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and queer Sydneysiders to shine their nipple clamps and comb their merkins for the stardust magic of sleaze.


2014 London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival at the Camden Centre

Where? London, England 

When? Wednesday 12th - Friday 14th March 2014

The 2014 London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival will be the 30th event, making it the longest running London Beer festival in one place. The organizers aim to make this Festival a great celebration of everything that is good about real ale, real cider and imported beer.
The bar dedicated to London Beers was particularly liked in 2013 and we will be repeating the bar again - with even more London beer.

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Car Rally Mallorca, Spain 2014

Where? Mallorca, Spain

When? 14th - 16th March
Renowned by some to be the best Car Ralley in Europe. 
Not doubt Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will be covering the rally.

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Carnival Miami, Miami, USA

Where? Miami, USA

When? March 1-2, 2014
Join the Miami Carnaval on the Mile March 1-2, 2014

The largest Hispanic festival in the nation with a variety of events including contests, tournaments, art and jazz performances and parties. The biggest street party of them all - Calle Ocho.

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Carnival Limassol, Cyprus 2014

Where? Limassol, Cyprus

When?Feb 20, 2014 - Mar 2, 2014 Carnival in Cyprus means a near 2-week period of celebrations with a focus on food, before the 50 days of Easter.

Although festivities take place in towns all over the island, Limassol hosts the most famous celebration. Due to the economic the Larnaka Carnival has unfortunately been cancelled.
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Dubai World Cup, Meydan City, Dubai 2014

Where? Meydan City, Dubai
When? 29th March 2014
The brainchild of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai World Cup is a fitting tribute to his love of horses and of horseracing.

For more than 2 decades, horse owners and breeders from the Arab world have worked to establish the Arab presence in international thoroughbred racing, not only by winning top trophies in the United States, Great Britain, France and Japan, among others, but also by bringing world-class racing and breeding back to the Arabian Peninsula.


The European Fine Art Fair Maastricht, the Netherlands

Where? Maastricht, the Netherlands

When? 15th- 24th March

Over 220 art and antiques dealers from fifteen countries will gather in one of Holland's oldest and most southern city of Maastricht at TEFAF, the Maastricht Fair.TEFAF is known for its rigorous vetting and authentication process. Before the show opens to the public, all works are evaluated for provenance, quality, and authenticity by experts from every imaginable specialty. Any item that is questionable in any way is removed from the exhibition.


Holi - The Festival of Colours, India

Where? India 
When? 27th March
Holi Festival is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours. Every year, thousands of Hindus participate in the festival. It celebrates the beginning of the new season of spring. Originally, it was a festival that commemorated good harvests and the fertile land. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring's abundant colors and saying farewell to winter. It also has a religious purpose, commemorating events present in Hindu mythology. Although it is the least religious holiday, it is probably one of the most exhilarating ones in existence.

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Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Australia

Where? Melbourne, Australia

When? 1st - 17th March
More than 200 events within 17 days.This year, Melbourne celebrates the bounty of earth, gathering hundreds of events that cherish new beginnings, old traditions, local artisan producers, irresistible global flavours, unforgettable wines and earthy brews. Dig in for 17 exhilarating days focusing on our main source: Earth.Furher Information:

Long Night of Museums Stuttgart, Germany

Where? Stuttgart, GermanyWhen? 16th MarchOver 90 museums, galleries, and cultural institutions take part in the Long Night of the Museums in Stuttgart; their doors are open until 2 a.m., and there are also a number of special exhibitions, readings, concerts, and film screenings. A historical tram connects the different venues.

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The International Food & Drink Event Excel, London

Where? London, UK

When? 17th – 20th March

The only global food and drink event dedicated to innovation, where international decision makers increase their competitive advantage by sourcing a diverse range of innovative and consumer driven products from around the world.

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