March is one of the best months to travel. After a long winter, people get a fresh attitude and are willing to have fun. Besides celebrating spring, cities also celebrate their cultural and religious heritage. These interesting festivals provide educational opportunities for visitors to learn about different people and cultures. This month, visitors also have the chance to see interesting and amazing festivals, among other celebrations. Here is an overview of what you can visit during this time of the year:
Valencia’s Las Fallas
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Valencia’s Las Fallas Festival is a celebration specially held for pyromaniacs, who can set fires in a safe mode. More than two million people come in Valencia, which is literally “set on fire.” The locals work the entire year to make “ninots”, a kind of dolls that are made of highly combustible material and are usually politically satirical. These ninots are displayed around the city until March 19. Exactly at midnight, the street lights are turned off and the ninots are set on fire.
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Holi is known as being a colorful mythology-based festival that is celebrated across India. The story says that a demon king wanted to kill his son with the help of his sister, named Holika. But, his sister burned wood instead of the son, managing to save his life. So, people in India celebrate this centuries-old myth as a triumph of good over bad. Holi festival includes various celebrations, while beautiful decorations adorn Hindu Temples.
Ivrea Battle of the Oranges
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The best way to have a good time is probably a food fight. This incredible Battle of the Oranges takes place in Ivrea. The Battle of the Oranges legend says that a nobleman attempted to rape a young woman on the eve of her wedding day, but ended up being beheaded. The day after, the locals burned his palace. Today, the locals throw oranges, instead of stones, at each other.
Other beautiful festivals and celebrations are held in March. You must visit as many as you can. What is your favorite celebration in March?
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