Birmingham (United Kingdom) – A true dog show or competition called Crufts takes place in March in this city. This Birmingham event is on the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s largest dog show. The city’s evening offer is in keeping with the city’s music history. From this second largest city in the UK come Duran Duran, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, UB40, Judas Priest, ELO and many more.
Khajuraho (India) -The greatest Indian dancers of classical dance gather every spring next to the illuminated temples in this city. The city is about 300 kilometers away from New Delhi. It is located in the Madhya Pradesh province of India or the “Heart of India”. The city once had 85 temples. Today there are about 25. Each temple is a masterpiece. All aspects of life are shown in the stone towers and arches of the temple. Dance is associated with deities according to Indian belief because Shiva dancing created the universe. Traditional dances in India are diverse with various costumes and music and a multitude of disciplines. Kathakali has clever make-up and movements that symbolize the fight between good and evil, kathak has a faster rhythm with the stories that follow it, while Manipuri or Odissi have characteristic divine movements.
Valencia (Spain) – a city of carnivals where more than 400 fallas (city squares) receive two sculptures of wood and paper, with which citizens satirically comment on the city’s events and current events in the country. Some sculptures are up to 25 meters high. On March 15, citizens bring sculptures to the streets where you can eat paella, listen to brass music and see street dancers in national costumes for 4 days. Fireworks contribute to the frenetic celebration.
Vilnius (Lithuania) – The Kazimir Fair dates back to the 15th century, gathering pilgrims who arrived in Vilnius on March 4 to celebrate the Day of Saint Casimir, the patron saint of Poland and Lithuania. Kazimiri was a symbol of Lithuanian nationalism to the Russians. His celebration was forbidden for a long time. Today this holiday is one of the biggest in Lithuania. The fair is an opportunity to taste delicious gingerbread and homemade beer. Be sure to buy the “Verbos” – a bouquet of dried flowers and leaves that Lithuanians carry to Flowers in churches. The Bohemian district of Uzupis declared itself an independent republic. Make sure you visit the Old Town, the Presidential Palace, the Orthodox Church, St. Catherine’s Church and the KGB Museum. There is a Hotel Narutis in Vlinius dating from 1581.
Boston (Massachusetts, United States) – This city is the largest Irish diaspora. On St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, Ireland’s biggest holiday is to visit Boston. The city is bathed in green and all shades of green. 1737 marked St. Patrick’s Day in Boston for the first time. From the beginning of the 20th century, the Sunday closest to March 17 is an opportunity to showcase the Irish tradition in the New World. There is a parade, costumed street dancers, mandatory green attire and musicians with two-meter Guinness pints.
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